Company: Dubai Roads and Transport Agency (RTA)
Designation: CEO, Rail Agency
Abdulla Yousef Al Ali is currently overseeing several massive projects at the RTA including the $1bn Dubai Tram, set to go live in November, the extension of Dubai Metro, and the AC bus shelter scheme. At CW‘s UAE Infrastructure Conference in March, he told delegates that phase two tenders for the tram would be awarded in November 2015 and that the RTA is exploring alternative modes of transport in the Zabeel and Burj Khalifa areas, including monorails and people mover systems.
Al Ali is a seasoned civil servant having worked in many roles in public authorities over the years. He has held several commercial and project-based RTA posts. He also sits on the Board of the UAE Society of Engineers.