Abu Dhabi’s new project pipeline remains firmly in the hands of its government owned or supported developers, with private sector names keeping to the sidelines or coming out with the occasional foray.
By 2030, Abu Dhabi’s population is forecast to grow to about three million from almost one million today. By then, GDP could double, with oil and gas contributing 36 percent while aerospace participates with 2 percent and 10,000 jobs, half of them filled by U.A.E. nationals, said Shemmari.
With the part opening of the Dubai Metro, we thought we would take a look at other ongoing projects around wider region. It seems that every major city has got a taste for urban rail – which is good news for us as machinery contractors as budgets tend to be large and ring-fenced.