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Amendments to the Transportation Law in Abu Dhabi

H.H. Sheikh Khalifa
Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
President of U.A.E.
and in his capacity
as Ruler of Abu
Dhabi has issued a
law amending the Law
No.4 of the year
2006 regulating the
Department of
Transport. The first
article of the law
added to the
existing law, which
is a new set of
terms and general
definitions. Article
2 of the amendment
law made changes to
article 2, 3 & 4 of
the Law No. 4 of the
year 2006. According
to the amendment,
the Department of
Transport will be
responsible for the
economic supervision
and control of the
aviation sector,
ports & airports,
infrastructure, land
and marine transport
services and general
transport as per the
prevailing in the
emirate and the
country. Article 3
of the amendment law
stipulates the
responsibility of
the Department of
Transport in
achieving high
standards of safety,
protection, and
economic growth with
regards to air, sea,
and land transport
in the emirate.
Article 4 of the
amendment law,
outlined the
prerogatives of the
Department of
Transport and
stipulates them in
22 sections, which
includes evolving of
the general
transport strategy,
implementation of
the emirate’s air,
land & sea transport
policy, providing
recommendations to
the government on
setting up
corporations in the
related sector,
recommendations on
privatization and
tariffs, cooperation
with international
monitoring and
control of the
shipping movements
and container
traffic, among



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