Abu Dhabi Ports has announced the completion of 1.38 million sqm of commercial and retail areas at Rahayel Automotive and Mobility City by ZonesCorp, which is part of the Industrial Cities & Free Zone Cluster of Abu Dhabi Ports, and one of the largest economic zone operators in the UAE.
In a statement, Abu Dhabi Ports said that Rahayel City is part of its efforts to create integrated opportunities and added value to the nation’s automotive industry. It is the first integrated hub for the automotive industry in the region and can accommodate a full range of auto-related businesses and supporting services.
Featuring showrooms, service centres and workshops, auction houses, and sector-based regulatory and governing bodies, the new development is also home to a vehicle test track, an inspection facility, and an auto training centre.
Businesses will be able to utilise 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, the statement said. The strategically located automotive city also offers one-stop-shop services to fast track approvals and speed up the setting up process for customers.
Abdullah Al Hameli, Head of the Industrial Cities and Free Zone Cluster at Abu Dhabi Ports said: “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, Abu Dhabi Ports is creating new opportunities for businesses by bringing together various elements of the auto industry and take advantage of Abu Dhabi’s strategic location.
“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.”
Mohamed Al Khadar Al Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, ZonesCorp, added: “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.
“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.”
Rahayel Automotive and Mobility City, is set to be completed by June 2022. It will comprise of 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.