Etihad Rail is in line with the objective to further diversify the UAE economy as set by the UAE Vision 2021 and Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.
- UAE Vision 2021 sets the key themes for the socio-economic development of the UAE, specifically calling for a shift to a diversified and knowledge-based economy. A national railway network to connect the UAE’s key centres of trade and population is an integral component of this vision.
- Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 forms a roadmap for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It aims to increase GDP contribution from non-oil sectors to over 60% by 2030 with 12 strategic industry sectors identified - including transportation and logistics, and with Etihad Rail being one of the key economic projects for growth and diversification.