Connecting you to the Business World

KIZAD empowers your business with excellent access to markets through a world-class transportation infrastructure with multimodal connectivity by road, ports, rail and air networks; connecting you to 4.5 billion consumers.



KIZAD is intrinsically linked to Khalifa Port; one of the world’s most advanced deep-sea ports and the region’s first semi-automated port.

The port can accommodate the largest ships to ensure easy import of bulk raw materials and export of finished goods. Having Khalifa Port at the doorstep of your business – served by 20 major shipping lines connected to over 60 destination ports – enables the convenient domestic and international shipment of products to and from Abu Dhabi to anywhere in the world.

With the concession agreement Abu Dhabi Ports signed with COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited in 2016, a new container terminal at Khalifa Port is expected to commence operations by 2019, with an initial annual capacity of 2.4 million TEUs. Once all phases are complete, the annual handling capacity will increase to 3.5 million TEUs, increasing the overall annual capacity to up to 6 million TEUs in both container terminals. This is expected to drive more investments into KIZAD.

The integrated services of Khalifa Port and KIZAD deliver long-term competitive commercial advantages, including exceptional supply chain efficiencies.


KIZAD facilitates easy access to four international airports; Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai International Airport and Al Ain International Airport.

Each of the airports is fully equipped to manage air cargo and offer an alternate transportation solution for your shipments. In terms of proximity, Abu Dhabi International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai are both within 30 minutes by road.


KIZAD is directly connected to the markets of the UAE and the wider Middle East. The Industrial Zone and Khalifa Port enable easy access to the UAE’s excellent highway network..

Within and around the Industrial Zone are roads of international standard; dual four-lane highways, and dual three-lane arterial roads to enable efficient movement of goods and traffic within the zone and across the UAE and the wider region. KIZAD is well connected via highways such as E11 and E311, linking it to the GCC, with access to all major cities in the region.


Transporting shipments by future rail will be possible with the completion of Etihad Rail – a modern rail network designed to connect the UAE with the rest of the GCC.

Khalifa Port and KIZAD’s infrastructure has ready-built rail culverts to facilitate bulk shipment capabilities once the Etihad Rail project is complete.

KIZAD also presents the option of dedicated rail links and marshalling yards. Union Railway – the UAE component of a planned Pan-Arabian rail network linking Yemen, Oman and Saudi Arabia with the European Union and Russia – offers the opportunity to integrate rail freight facilities into the operating plan of customers’ plants. KIZAD includes these bulk handling capabilities into the Zone’s infrastructure.