AD Ports Group today announced that the number of licences issued in the construction and building material sector in its Industrial Cities & Free Zone Cluster has reached 281, occupying a land area of 12,765,938 square metres, in August 2021. A key sector of the UAE’s economy, the total market size of the construction sector was valued at $101.45 billion in 2020. According to analysts, the UAE’s construction and building materials markets are very mature and are expected to reach a value of $133.53 billion by 2026, registering an annual growth of 4.69 percent throughout 2021-2026.
Abdullah Al Hameli, Head of the Industrial Cities and Free Zone Cluster at AD Ports Group, said: “The building material sector has been making a huge come back in the Emirate as a result of the ongoing incentives offered by the government in line with the leadership’s vision to drive the sector forward. The Emirate has been attracting more construction and building material businesses that aim to seize the opportunities in this growing sector and target local and regional markets.”
Mohamed Al Khadar Al Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, ZonesCorp, said: “We have witnessed increased interest from the sector to leverage the strategic location of our industrial zones in the cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and cater to an ever-growing real estate market in the region. We are committed to ensuring the reliability of our infrastructure within our sustainable, and highly efficient ecosystem with the needs of the heavy industries, building material, and construction sectors in mind.”