AD Ports & Ghassan Aboud Group partner to build region’s largest Auto Hub

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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AD Ports Group, the region’s leading logistics, industry, and trade facilitator, has partnered with Ghassan Aboud Group (GAG), a UAE-based multi-business conglomerate, to build one of the region’s largest automotive export and distribution hubs in KIZAD.

The Regional Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi will foster global trade partnerships bringing together buyers, sellers, logistics services providers, government enablers, facilitators, and financial service providers whilst offering access to vital sources and consumption markets through sector-specific infrastructure and multimodal connectivity by sea, land, and air.

Spread over 3.3 square kilometers in KIZAD, the project’s ecosystem will feature dedicated areas for showrooms, storage, spare parts, workshops, test tracks, auction houses, social and office spaces in addition to logistics services, government support and commercial support services.

The hub will include a free zone and domestic areas to facilitate international trade of all automotive products, including new and used passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, electric vehicles, heavy equipment and machinery, and spare parts, connecting Europe and the Far East to the Middle East, Africa, the CIS, the Indian Subcontinent, and beyond.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi
Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi
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AD Ports Group

“AD Ports Group is continuously working to develop state-of-the-art industrial infrastructure across key sectors within our Economic Cities & Free Zones Cluster as part of our commitment to driving national efforts towards the UAE’s economic diversification goals and Operation 300bn strategy. By offering an efficient and integrated business environment that nurtures a highly skilled workforce and enhances 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 region’s evolving global automotive and mobility supply chain.”

The partnership between AD Ports Group and GAG is designed to support and accelerate the government’s vision for economic diversification and industrial growth by enhancing automotive trade flow through the UAE.

Mr. Ghassan Aboud, Founder and Chairman of GAG, said that “The Regional Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi is master-planned to serve the automotive industry within the region and wider global markets. We trust that it will provide a competitive edge by offering advanced infrastructure, ease of doing business, conducive policies, and space availability.”

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