Dubai and Abu Dhabi have slowly come together to form an Emirati economic corridor.
By Mishaal Al Gergawi | March 23, 2017
Al Mamoura Complex, host to some of Abu Dhabi’s key institutions such as Mubadala and the Executive Affairs Authority, is 140 km from Emirates Towers, equally host to Dubai’s key institutions such as Dubai Holding and The Executive Council. By contrast, other states’ political and commercial capitals are much further apart. Washington, DC and New York are 360 km from one another; Berlin and Frankfurt 550 km, Abuja and Lagos 750 km; Beijing and Shanghai 1,200 km; and Delhi and Mumbai 1,400 km.
Moreover, ever since the founding of the UAE in 1971, both cities have been physically moving towards each other, with the pace of development accelerating since 2010. This is effectively reducing the quiet land in between and, if it continues, will blur the boundaries between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.