Issue 22: ​Tourism.
                      
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The capital’s international financial centre is almost ready to do its part for Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification. It will initially focus on private banking and wealth and asset management, but has been designed to accommodate the full spectrum of the financial services industry.

Etihad Airways, the UAE’s national carrier, is expanding at a rapid pace. In line with the aviation industry’s need for greener fuel, Abu Dhabi is spearheading groundbreaking research into sustainable biofuels that also aids in developing a knowledgebased economy

Abu Dhabi Ports Company has a growing role in the economy of the emirate thanks to a combination of diversification and expansion. By 2030 the company is expected to contribute nearly $13.5 billion to the UAE’s gross domestic product

Abu Dhabi’s tourism sector is showing sustained growth, and visitor number will swell further thanks to aggressive marketing and new attractions. Events such as the Etihad Formula 1 have been very successful in raising the emirate’s international profile.

Mohamed Al Khadar, Executive Director, Urban Development and Estidama Sector at Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council, outlines how the organisation is shaping planning, development and sustainability in the emirate for the benefit of current and future generations.

Al Gharbia, Abu Dhabi’s Western Region, is undergoing rapid economic, social and demographic growth due to the clear guidelines given in Economic Vision 2030. Major investment in sectors such oil and gas, infrastructure, energy, tourism and agriculture are paying dividends..
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