Al Sowwah is now called Al Maryah Island

Thirteen bridges will link the island with the region's national and international transport network. Abu Dhabi airport is 30 minutes distance by road and Dubai around 60 minutes away. A mass transit system will connect commercial and residential areas of the city by metro and Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines.

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi and Citi sign a Global partnership agreement

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) and Citibank have signed a global partnership agreement to offer financing and banking solutions to Kizad tenants. It also represents a commitment from Citi and Kizad to work together to bring in foreign direct investment in support of the economic diversification and industrialization objectives envisaged under Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.

Abu Dhabi offers Dh15b projects

Abu Dhabi is encouraging the public private partnership (PPP) concept by offering 100 development projects valuing Dh15 billion to private investors in the next four years, a top official said.

Abu Dhabi DOT – Abu Dhabi Metro

Country: UAE, Project Value: USD 7,000,000,000, Sector: Infrastructure | Metro, Consultant: Mott MacDonald (Study), PMC: Fluor Mideast, Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE, Contract Type: Construction, Facility Type: Metro rail, Capacity: 131 km long (estimated), Owner: Abu Dhabi Department of Transport

Abu Dhabi in drive to curb illegal migration

Two key government departments in Abu Dhabi on Monday signed a landmark agreement to coordinate efforts in an ongoing campaign to stem illegal migration that has given authorities a headache since oil was struck decades ago.

Construction contracts will rise 12% to $39.8 billion in 2011

Some of the ambitious projects Abu Dhabi has announced include: Cleveland Clinic ($1.8b), Abu Dhabi Metro ($5-10b), Sadiyaat Cultural District ($5b), Nuclear Power Complex ($20-40b), Shah Sour Gas project ($10b), New refinery at Ruwais ($10b), Mafraq–Ghuweifat Highway PPP ($2b) and Chemaweyaat Petrochemicals Complex ($25b).

Abu Dhabi checks its stride

Certain planned public transport improvements are “likely to be deferred given the slowdown” in population and GDP growth, the prospectus says. Although no projects are named, the emirate’s two main public transport initiatives are a metro system for Abu Dhabi city and a tram serving Al Raha Beach and Khalifa City.

New wave of developments across Abu Dhabi’s Western Region Ports

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has unveiled a wave of new developments in commercial ports situated in the Western (Al Gharbia) region. The planned improvements and enhancements are part of ADPC's mandate of being a leader in the development of world class ports across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Reinventing Capital: Way to Go UAE

With population growth and urban development competing with each other, the city has been pumping in billions of dirhams in gigantic projects to meet the demands of changing times. Car owners are pegged at the lowest in the new scheme of things. The emphasis is on public transport including Metro and trams. The Abu Dhabi Metro will be a reality by 2016. And a network of trams set along the existing roads will further ease the pressure on the capital’s streets.


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