Free Trade Zones

Abu Dhabi will host one of the largest automotive markets in the region

The Auto Hub is designed to include Free Zones and National Zones to facilitate international trade in all automotive products.

AD Ports Group, the region’s leading logistics, industry and trade facilitator, has partnered with UAE-based multi-business conglomerate Ghassan Aboud Group to establish one of the largest hubs of automotive export and distribution from the region to Kizad.

The launch was announced during the official ceremony held in Abu Dhabi in the presence of key players and officials.

The Regional Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi will foster global business partnerships bringing together buyers, sellers, logistics service providers, government facilitators, facilitators and financial service providers while providing access to integral sources and consumer markets through country-specific infrastructure. sector and multimodal connectivity by sea, land and air.

Spread over 3.3 km² in Kizad, the Regional Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi will be one of the largest in the region. The project ecosystem will include spaces dedicated to showrooms, storage, spare parts, workshops, test tracks, auction houses, social and office spaces in addition to logistics services , government support and business support services.

The hub is designed to include free zones and national zones to facilitate international trade in all automotive products such as new and used passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, electric vehicles, heavy equipment and machinery. and spare parts linking Europe and the Far East to the Middle East. , Africa, CIS, Indian subcontinent and beyond.

The partnership between AD Ports Group and Ghassan Aboud Group is designed to support and accelerate the government’s vision for economic diversification and industrial growth by improving the flow of automotive trade across the UAE.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and Group CEO, AD Ports Group, said: “AD Ports Group is continuously working to develop state-of-the-art industrial infrastructure in key sectors of our economic towns and free zones cluster. as part of our commitment to lead national efforts towards the UAE’s economic diversification goals and the Operation 300 billion strategy.

“By providing an efficient and integrated business environment that nurtures a highly skilled workforce and improves operational productivity, we believe the Regional Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi will be a key driver in strengthening the UAE’s position at the center of the evolution of global automotive and mobility in the supply chain,” he added.

Ghassan Aboud, Founder and Chairman of Ghassan Aboud Group, said, “The Regional Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi is designed to serve the automotive industry in the region and wider global markets. We are confident that it will provide competitive advantage by offering advanced infrastructure, ease of doing business, favorable policies and space availability.

“The Regional Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi builds on our partnership with AD Ports Group and our confidence in Kizad’s economic ecosystem. Earlier this year, we announced the Regional Food Hub – Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Rungis. We are committed to bringing international expertise to the UAE and Abu Dhabi through our collaborations and to strengthening Abu Dhabi’s position as a major economic hub.We believe that these new initiatives and public-private investments mark a pioneering step in positioning the UAE as an important focus for future growth, he said.

The Regional Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi will also leverage state-of-the-art technology to deliver a digital marketplace that will provide a range of services and meet the needs of automotive trade and export, ensuring continuity while facilitating business by supporting key synergies between Abu Dhabi government entities and trade enablers.

Established in 2006, AD Ports Group is today the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, industry and trade, as well as a bridge connecting Abu Dhabi to the world. Listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, AD Ports Group’s vertically integrated business approach has proven instrumental in the emirate’s economic development over the past decade.

Operating multiple clusters spanning ports, economic cities and free zones, maritime, logistics and digital, AD Ports Group’s portfolio includes 10 ports and terminals and over 550 square kilometers of economic zones within KIZAD and ZonesCorp, the largest integrated trading, logistics and industrial cluster in the Middle East.

Created in 2010 and operational since 2012, Kizad is a subsidiary of the AD Ports Group, within its Economic Cities & Free Zones portfolio. Strategically located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai – with Khalifa Deep Sea Port as its maritime gateway – Kizad is Abu Dhabi’s integrated commercial, logistics and industrial hub facilitating sustainable growth in metals, polymers, food, automotive, water, oil and gas. Kizad is one of the largest industrial areas in the world, spanning 410 square kilometers.