His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, affirmed that the national railway network is an important milestone in the UAE’s development journey and an ambitious project that contributes to strengthening the country’s preparations for the future.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid said: “We are proud of the performance of our sons and daughters who have worked hard over the years to build an ambitious strategic project that will propel our national economy to greater heights.”
Sheikh Mohammed added: “Connecting the Emirates via a national railway network strengthens our capabilities and competitiveness, and consolidates our unity.”
Sheikh Mohammed has witnessed on Feb.23, 2023, the inauguration of the UAE National Railway Network, at the main centre for control and maintenance, in Al Fayah region, Abu Dhabi.
The ambitious development project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the region and aims to link the seven emirates with a main railway network. Sheikh Mohammed has also launched the cargo train operations across all the emirates.
The UAE national railway network will contribute to supporting the national economy at a value of Dhs200 billion, and saving Dhs8 billion in the cost of road maintenance. The network’s tourism benefits are estimated at Dhs23 billion.