Etihad Rail was established in June 2009, under Federal Law No. 02, with the mandate of managing the development, construction and operation of the United Arab Emirates’ national freight and passenger railway network.
Etihad Rail is the developer and operator of the UAE national railway network that is connecting the country’s key centres of trade, acting as a catalyst for economic growth and sustaining economic development.
Etihad Rail will enhance economic growth by connecting key centres of industry and transport with urban, suburban and remote communities, by sustaining trade, boosting industrial development and supporting the long-term growth of the national economy.
The railway network is being built in phases to link the principal centres of trade, industry and population of the UAE, as well as forming a vital component of the planned GCC railway network.