UAE roads best in region, says World Economic Forum

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The UAE ranked first among Arab countries and fifth globally for the quality of its roads, according to the Travel and Tourism Development Index 2024 issued by the World Economic Forum.

The report also stated that the country topped the list of Arab countries and was ninth globally in the efficiency of its port services, and 10th globally and second among Arab countries in the efficiency of its public transport.

Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, stressed that the results are a testament to the viability of the UAE’s long-term strategic plans, which present ample opportunities for growth.

He said the UAE is "committed to developing vibrant sectors and positioning the UAE as a leading destination for business and leisure. Ranking high on global indicators directly contributes to enhancing the confidence of international investors on the lookout for a reliable business environment.”

Hanan Mansour Ahli, Director of the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre, stated, “The UAE has become a benchmark for quality of roads, public transport services, and port services. This will help attract foreign investments and enhance the GDP.”

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