In 2022, Dubai’s commercial transport sector generated Dh16 billion, up 26% from the year before.
The RTA reported that over 7,000 enterprises employ 242,000 people.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executives Directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said: “The sector is critical in achieving the goals of Dubai Economic Agenda (D33), which aims to position Dubai among the top 3 economic cities globally. It also ensures an uninterrupted flow of commodities and worldwide supply chains, boosts Dubai’s reputation and competitiveness, and has favorable social consequences in various other industries.The RTA reported that over 7,000 enterprises employ 242,000 people.
Over the past two years, e-commerce has driven economic growth in commercial transport activity.
Dubai is a regional shipping and distribution hub. Al Tayer noted that the sector had over 7,000 enterprises in 2022, up 26% from the year before.
These companies operate over 300,000 commercial cars, up 16% from 2021. Dubai’s commercial and logistics transport sector contributes Dh16.1 billion to the economy, Dh8.5 billion directly and Dh7.6 billion indirectly.
RTA is developing seven private-sector projects. The digital adoption project promotes digital transformation to improve transit and leasing efficiency. Business regulations are being revised to match government mandates, making business easier.
83 activity regulations
RTA also implements best practices in transport and leasing regulation. “The projects also include fostering collaboration with partners to support the collective efforts of engaging transport and leasing companies and stakeholders in government agencies in advancing the services provided and revamping the regulation and governance of the transport and leasing activity sectors to boost global sustainability and competitiveness. “The measures also include implementing regulations governing 83 transport and leasing activities, with special emphasis on crucial areas like transport, leasing services, and the management of transport services activities,” Al Tayer said.
Truck stop development
The RTA and private sector are building three all-inclusive truck rest zones. These 226,000-square-metre areas can hold 500 trucks and large vehicles. Dubai has 16 additional truck rest spots on major roadways. These businesses reduce driver fatigue-related accidents, improving traffic safety.They also improve traffic flow during truck bans and reduce parking on important roadways and residential neighbourhoods.