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Dubai Launches 17 Projects to Boost Transport Sector



Dubai Launches 17 Projects to Boost Transport Sector

Dubai Launches 17 Projects to Boost Transport Sector. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has unveiled a comprehensive land transport logistics strategy. This initiative, comprised of 17 distinct projects, aims to significantly enhance the sector contribution to Dubai economy by Dh16.8 billion over the next six years. The announcement was made on Sunday by Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA.

Strategic Vision and Goals

Mattar Al Tayer detailed the Dubai Commercial and Logistics Land Transport Strategy 2030, which has been approved by the Dubai Executive Council, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. This strategy aligns with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aiming to elevate Dubai’s global competitiveness as a leading financial, business, and economic hub.

Key Objectives

  • Double the direct contribution of the land transport and logistics sector to Dh16.8 billion.
  • Increase the rate of technology adoption in infrastructure by 75%.
  • Reduce carbon emissions by 30%.
  • Improve operational efficiency by 10%.

Dubai Launches 17 Projects to Boost Transport Sector

The strategy encompasses 17 projects designed to boost the sector’s growth and competitiveness. These projects focus on digital transformation, technological adoption, and innovative practices to enhance the commercial transport and logistics landscape in Dubai.

List of Projects:

  1. Developing digital platforms supporting the commercial transport and logistics sector.
  2. Value-added permits.
  3. No objection certificates.
  4. Heavy freight services platform.
  5. Driver behavior monitoring.
  6. Aftermarket platform.
  7. Construction equipment rental platform.
  8. Road freight data center.
  9. Updates to heavy and light truck fleets.
  10. Tachographs for heavy trucks.
  11. Provision of autonomous vehicles and towing trucks.
  12. The commercial transport and logistics forum.
  13. Membership in relevant international federations.
  14. Creation of the National Committee for Small Vehicles.

Collaboration and Partnership

Al Tayer emphasized that the strategy was developed in collaboration with strategic partners, private businesses, distributors, and retailers in commercial transport. It incorporates international best practices to increase the sector’s competitiveness and achieve three main objectives:

  1. Cost Efficiency: Measuring the total cost per kilometer.
  2. Modern Technology Adoption: Upgrading infrastructure and the average age of the fleet.
  3. Safety and Security: Reducing annual accident fatalities in the sector.

Economic Impact and Growth Indicators

The commercial transport sector in Dubai has witnessed substantial growth, driven by the expansion of e-commerce and Dubai’s role as a logistics hub. Currently, the sector boasts 351,000 registered commercial vehicles and 9,699 companies. Over the past five years, it has experienced a compound annual growth rate of 34%.

Economic Contributions

  • In 2021, the sector’s direct contribution to Dubai’s economy was Dh8.5 billion.
  • It accounted for 3% of Dubai’s GDP in 2022.
  • Created approximately 242,000 jobs.

Alignment with Existing Strategies

Dubai’s new strategy aligns with several specialized strategies to ensure a holistic approach to development:

  1. Traffic Safety Strategy
  2. Self-Driving Transport Mobility Strategy
  3. Zero-Emission Public Transport Strategy
  4. Asset Strategy
  5. Investment Strategy
  6. Digitalisation Strategy


The Dubai Commercial and Logistics Land Transport Strategy 2030 is a bold and innovative initiative set to transform the transport and logistics sector. By implementing these 17 projects, Dubai aims to enhance its economic contribution, technological adoption, and environmental sustainability, reinforcing its position as a global economic leader.

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