As part of its effort to create integrated opportunities and add value for the nation’s automotive industry, Abu Dhabi Ports today announced the completion of 1.38 million square metres of commercial and retail areas at Rahayel Automotive and Mobility City by ZonesCorp, part of the Industrial Cities and Free Zone Cluster of Abu Dhabi Ports, and one of the largest economic zone operators in the UAE.
Rahayel City is the first integrated hub for the automotive industry in the region to 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 can take advantage of the hub’s highly optimised integrated ecosystem through short, medium, and long-term lease agreements that enable accurate forecasting of cost and return-on-investment, thanks to ZonesCorp’s competitive utility rates. The strategically located automotive city also offers one-stop-shop services to fast track approvals and speed up the setting up process for customers.
620,000m2 of commercial and retail space set for completion by June 2022
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 taking 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,said: “Rahayel Automotive and Mobility City is one of many major developments that reflect 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.”
Businesses can take advantage of the hub’s highly optimised integrated ecosystem through short, medium, and long-term lease agreements
Rahayel Automotive and Mobility City, set to be completed by June 2022, will comprise 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.