This chapter includes the following articles.
Dubai’s transport, communications and storage sector is a leading contributor to the economy, accounting for 14.8% of GDP in 2013. Dubai’s reputation as a transport and logistics hub was bolstered in 2010 with the launch of a logistics corridor connecting Jebel Ali Port, Jebel Ali Free Zone and the new Al Maktoum International Airport. The corridor will be supported by the development of Etihad Rail, a new nationwide rail network whose 628-km second phase will connect Mussafah Port in Abu Dhabi with major ports in Dubai. Plans announced in 2014 for the expansion Al Maktoum International Airport will increase its yearly passenger capacity to more than 200m, making it the biggest airport in the world upon completion. The Roads and Transport Authority is planning to launch up to 35 mega-projects to meet the demands of Dubai Expo 2020, with infrastructure development set to be allocated up to $4bn.
This chapter contains an interview with Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman and Executive Director, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).