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WHAT IS The Global Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi?

The Global Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi is one of the largest export and distribution hubs trading globally across all automotive product categories.  A public-private partnership between AD Ports Group and Ghassan Aboud Group, the joint venture aims to support and accelerate the government’s vision for economic diversification, and industrial growth by increasing automotive trade flow through the UAE. The Hub will foster partnerships by bringing together buyers, sellers, logistics services providers, government enablers, facilitators, and financial service providers to offer seamless access to the global market with international quality and service standards.

Spread over 3.3 sqkm in KEZAD, the Global Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi’s ecosystem will feature dedicated areas for showrooms, storage, spare parts, workshops, test tracks, auction houses, social and office spaces, and logistics services, along with government and commercial support services. Its hybrid configuration, will also provide for both free zone and mainland business activities.


A Strategic Location

Strategically located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the Global Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi will offer its businesses excellent multi-modal connectivity through the sea, air, road and future rail across the GCC and the wider region.

Strategic Partnership

The Global Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi is a Public-Private Partnership between AD Ports Group and Ghassan Aboud Group. The venture brings together the strengths of both government and private entities to offer superior infrastructure, and ease of doing business for the broader business community.


AD Ports Group serves as the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, industry, and trade, as well as a bridge linking Abu Dhabi to the world. Listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, AD Ports Group’s vertically integrated business approach has proven instrumental in driving the emirate’s economic development over the past decade.


Ghassan Aboud Group is an international conglomerate headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, with offices in Australia, Belgium, Jordan and Turkey. Established in 1994 by Ghassan Aboud, entrepreneur and philanthropist, the group has evolved from its early foundations in the automotive industry to a conglomerate holding some of the most well-entrenched businesses in multiple sectors in the region and beyond.

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