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In pictures: Infrastructure boost for Abu Dhabi’s Western Region

May 26, 2013

In the past the Western Region has suffered from a lack of schools, decent roads and even shops. But that is set to change with big plans by the government to develop the region’s infrastructure. Silvia Razgova / The National
In the past the Western Region has suffered from a lack of schools, decent roads and even shops. But that is set to change with big plans by the government to develop the region’s infrastructure. Silvia Razgova / The National
Towns and cities, including Madinat Zayed, Dalma, Sila, Ghayathi, Ruwais, Liwa and Mirfa, are spread over hundreds of kilometres up to the border with Saudi Arabia. Oil and gas account for 90 per cent of the area’s GDP, yet the region still maintains it???
Towns and cities, including Madinat Zayed, Dalma, Sila, Ghayathi, Ruwais, Liwa and Mirfa, are spread over hundreds of kilometres up to the border with Saudi Arabia. Oil and gas account for 90 per cent of the area’s GDP, yet the region still maintains it???
Young boys hang out at a street side cafe in downtown Madinat Zayed. The region lacks plenty of amenities as well as gardens and amusement parks for children and families, one resident told The National. Silvia Razgova / The National
Young boys hang out at a street side cafe in downtown Madinat Zayed. The region lacks plenty of amenities as well as gardens and amusement parks for children and families, one resident told The National. Silvia Razgova / The National
Madinat Zayed, the largest city in the Western Region, also known as Al Gharbia, is set to benefit from Dh1.5 billion in infrastructure projects earmarked for the area, announced by the Executive Council on May 8. Silvia Razgova / The National
Madinat Zayed, the largest city in the Western Region, also known as Al Gharbia, is set to benefit from Dh1.5 billion in infrastructure projects earmarked for the area, announced by the Executive Council on May 8. Silvia Razgova / The National
Emiratis living in the Western Region are pleased with plans to develop their home, with upgrades to the roads high on people’s list of improvements - particularly the Abu Dhabi to Guwaifat highway, which is unlit and in a poor condition. Christopher Pi???
Emiratis living in the Western Region are pleased with plans to develop their home, with upgrades to the roads high on people’s list of improvements - particularly the Abu Dhabi to Guwaifat highway, which is unlit and in a poor condition. Christopher Pi???

In pictures: Infrastructure boost for Abu Dhabi’s Western Region