Social Benefits

Etihad Rail’s services will contribute significantly to a number of key development strategies within the UAE. The railway will connect rural areas to cities, improving connectivity and generating wider economic benefits for these areas.

As the railway line connects more areas within the UAE and GCC, various industries and communities will also expand. The region will experience more economic, social and cultural growth in the form of new job opportunities, industrial diversification and much more.

Al Dafra Region

By enhancing accessibility, there will be increased development in the Al Dhafra Region in terms of growth in population, tourism activity and industrial activity.

Linking North & South

By providing an efficient link between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as well as to the northern Emirates and east coast, Etihad Rail is facilitating the development of tourism across the nation, in particular by expanding the range of opportunities available to the increasing number of both international and domestic tourists, granting them faster and safer travel options.

By providing a dynamically improved freight handling capacity, Etihad Rail is creating a new industry, that of a cost-effective railway network which incorporates energy efficiency and sustainability.
It will totally transform the logistics sector, enabling an overall logistics modification as it grows, by providing unique solutions for freight movement, distribution, handling and clearances along with the associated development of industrial clusters to support sustainable industrial diversification.

By providing rail access to ports on the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea via the GCC railway, Etihad Rail generates strategic economic security in the face of potential interruption to supply lines.

Linking the Emirates, and supporting all economic, social, industrial and cultural unity between them as a result of increased accessibility across the UAE.

The rail network, for both freight and passengers, will connect urban and remote communities, facilitate mobility, boost trade, and foster economic and infrastructural development.

The creation of employment opportunities in communities across the UAE, and easier access to opportunities throughout the nation, will bring enormous social benefits to local communities, contributing to the growth of Emiratisation.

The cost savings made by businesses that transfer freight via rail will enable them to be more commercially successful and therefore contribute more to economic growth across the trading spectrum, by making better use of their time and resources.The rail network will enable efficient delivery of produce, internally and for import or export, with cohesive infrastructural connectivity. Transfer of traffic to Etihad Rail will mean that there will be less traffic on the roads resulting in fewer road traffic accidents.