Dubai's commercial transport sector created 242,000 jobs in 2022, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). More than 7,000 companies operate in the sector, representing a

significant 26% growth compared to the previous year. The sector contributed AED 16.1 billion (approximately $4.4 billion) to Dubai's economy in 2022.

Mattar Al Tayer, the Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, emphasized the importance of the commercial transport sector in achieving Dubai's economic goals. He highlighted its role as a logistical hub for shipping and distribution in the region.

The number of registered commercial vehicles operated by these companies exceeded 300,000, showing a growth rate of 16% compared to 2021. The commercial and logistical transport sector's contribution to Dubai's economy amounted to AED 16.1 billion, with AED 8.5 billion constituting direct contributions and AED 7.6 billion accounting for indirect contributions.

The RTA focuses on various transportation and leasing activities, with an emphasis on traffic safety, reducing truck incidents, and improving traffic flow during truck ban periods. They are also developing new solutions and implementing flexible regulatory structures to streamline transport and leasing operations.

Additionally, the RTA is collaborating with the private sector to construct three comprehensive rest areas for trucks, covering a total area of 226,000 square meters. These facilities aim to enhance traffic safety, reduce accidents, and facilitate smooth traffic flow during truck ban periods. Photo by Volvo Group Trucks Deutschland, Wikimedia commons.