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Geopolitics and Shipping: The 5 Biggest Ports in Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Aug 24, 2018 | 09:30 GMT
Port Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates became operational in 2012.

An Emirati man walks in the new Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi on September 1, 2012. Oil-rich Abu Dhabi began commercial operations at its new Khalifa Port which cost so far $7.2 billion to take over from its 40-year-old Mina Zayed Port as a container terminal. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB

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As the Saudi and Emirati governments work to diversify their economies, they are taking a close look at the business of ports. But social modernization efforts could hinder economic success for shipping and its related industries in these countries....

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