This chapter includes the following articles.
With the population forecast to grow to 3m by 2020 and 25m attendees expected for World Expo 2020, the emirate is focusing on boosting transport options. Aviation and public transit are due for major expansion: the metro is set to increase to more than 422 km by 2030, a tramline is due to begin initial operations in late 2014, and airlines are also dominating the sector as Dubai’s ideal location for transit of passengers is further exploited by both Dubai International and Al Maktoum International Airport. The performance of Jebel Ali Port, the ninth-biggest container terminal in the world, continues to impress, and its ability to handle ships of any size, whether in existence or on the order book, will ensure its continuing ability.
This chapter contains interviews with: Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World and Ports, Customs and Freezone Corporation; Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman and Executive Director, Roads and Transport Authority; and Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, flydubai.