The inaugural UAE – France Rail & Mobility Days, a three-day event hosted in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, has concluded, having run from October 24th to 26th.
The platform brought together a diverse array of public and private entities, UAE and French industry leaders, and mobility experts who explored a myriad of initiatives, the latest trends in mobility, and ongoing projects reshaping how people move.
The agenda was divided into three days, with day one hosting entities such as the Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Bureau Veritas, Al Naboodah Transport and Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC).
Day two featured the Roads and Transport Authority and major industry players, including Al Masaood, Beeah, Al Futtaim, and many others, providing a dynamic platform for the exploration of innovative mobility solutions.
Key organisations, including Etihad Rail, Abu Dhabi Transport, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, and Abu Dhabi Ports, shared their visions for the future of transportation.
A delegation of 16 esteemed French companies introduced various advanced solutions to enhance sustainability, efficiency, and innovation in the mobility experiences of the country’s residents and visitors.
These solutions ranged from high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signaling, digital mobility, passenger information systems, seating, and innovative training simulators.
Throughout the three-day event, participants engaged in plenary sessions, and networking opportunities and established business-to-business connections with over 30 industry experts from France and the UAE, resulting in more than 100 scheduled business meetings.
The central focus of the event revolved around solutions and services for public transport, including trains, metro systems, trams, and buses, along with pioneering technologies such as nexgen battery solutions and ropeway transportation systems, as well as e-mobility solutions.