Ship-to-shore gantry cranes stand on the quayside at Khalifa Port, operated by Abu Dhabi Ports Co. (ADPC), on Thursday, April 26, 2012. The 417 square-kilometer (161 square mile) development, designed to become a hub for manufacturing, logistics and trade, will account for 15 percent of the emirate's non-oil economy within 20 years. (Bloomberg)
The small kingdom is among the most economically vulnerable of the GCC states, with high debt levels, low reserves and slow GDP growth. But it has identified jewels in its accelerating non-oil economy that will help it forge a new path for the future.