Taking advantage of the emirate’s strategic location, several projects aimed at improving transport offerings are now under way. Etihad Rail will link the area to Oman, as well as support several key energy and infrastructure projects. RAK International Airport continues to drive growth in the sector, with revenues rising by 31%in early 2013. There are also plans to construct a 32-km ring road that will allow trucks and other commercial traffic to circumvent urban areas, facilitating industrial trade.
This chapter contains an interview with Captain Colin Crookshank, General Manager, RAK Ports Group.