, an Abu Dhabi Ports
company, said work has been completed on 1.38 million sq m of commercial and retail areas at Rahayel Automotive and Mobility City, the first integrated hub for the automotive industry in the region to accommodate a full range of auto-related businesses and supporting services.
Part of the Industrial Cities & Free Zone Cluster of Abu Dhabi Ports, and one of the largest economic zone operators in the UAE, the Rahayel Automotive and Mobility City will feature showrooms, service centres and workshops, auction houses, and sector-based regulatory and governing bodies. It is also home to a vehicle test track, an inspection facility, and an auto training centre.
Once completed in June next year, it will boast numerous retail and commercial plots and will be complemented by lifestyle retail and entertainment facilities as part of an effort to further enhance the wider location’s overall attractiveness.
The strategically located automotive city will also offer one-stop-shop services to fast track approvals and speed up the setting up process for customers, said the statement from ZonesCorp.
Businesses can take advantage of the hub’s highly optimised integrated ecosystem through a short, medium, and long-term lease agreements that enable accurate forecasting of cost and return-on-investment, thanks to ZonesCorp’s competitive utility rates.
This comes as part of Abu Dhabi Ports' efforts to create integrated opportunities and add value for the nation’s automotive industry, said a senior official.
"Abu Dhabi Ports is continuously working to advance the emirate’s position as a leading regional industrial and trade hub. Working hand-in-hand with key government entities and partners, it is creating new opportunities for businesses by bringing together various elements of the auto industry and take advantage of Abu Dhabi’s strategic location," remarked Abdullah Al Hameli, the Head of the Industrial Cities and Free Zone Cluster.
"The industrial and economic zones in Abu Dhabi aim to accelerate the emirate’s strategic vision for the automotive industry. By developing end-to-end commercial and logistics service hubs for key industry players and aspiring start-ups, we are working to create more jobs and enable synergies among businesses in the zones," he added.
ZonesCorp CEO Mohamed Al Khadar Al Ahmed said: "Rahayel Automotive and Mobility City is one of many major developments that reflects our commitment to empowering the business community. A centralised automotive hub will enable more effective cost-efficiencies and streamlined value chains for automotive enterprises."
ZonesCorp is responsible for planning, developing, and managing specialised fully integrated economic zones for investors within Abu Dhabi.
"Proximity to consumer markets is paramount for the auto industry investors and forms an integral part of ZonesCorp’s entire zone proposition. We believe importers and exports to Rahayel Automotive and Mobility City will greatly benefit from Rahayel’s location, connectivity, and integration with world-class infrastructure that includes highways, airports, and mega ports, as well as the UAE’s upcoming railway line," he added.-TradeArabia News Service
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