How Government is supporting Glass Industry in UAE
The rise of the building sector and investments in cutting-edge glass technology and design are driving the UAE's glass industry's rapid expansion. One of the biggest emirates in the UAE is Abu Dhabi, which is also home to a number of glass businesses that have played a key role in the development of the nation.
The UAE's glass industry is set to expand even further in the coming years, thanks to the increased use of energy-efficient glass and the growing demand for unique and aesthetically pleasing glass products. Considering the increased demand for glass products in a variety of industries, the glass manufacturing industry in the UAE and the Middle East has grown rapidly in recent years. The construction industry has been a major driver of growth in the glass manufacturing sector, with a high demand for energy-efficient and eco-friendly building materials.
One of the latest technological developments in the glass manufacturing industry is the use of smart glass. Smart glass is a type of glass that can change its properties in response to external stimuli, such as light or heat. This technology has a range of applications, such as in building facades, windows, and skylights, where it can be used to control the amount of light and heat entering a building, thereby reducing energy consumption and improving indoor comfort.
Another technological advancement in the glass manufacturing industry is the use of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology involves the manipulation of materials at the atomic and molecular level, and it has a range of applications in the glass manufacturing industry. For example, nanotechnology can be used to develop glass coatings that offer superior resistance to scratches, abrasion, and corrosion.
The capacity for producing glass has significantly increased recently, particularly in the UAE along with the government's emphasis on fostering industry and economic diversification has spurred this expansion. To support the development and draw in foreign investment, the UAE government has implemented a number of programmes and regulations.
Some of the innovative programmes launched to support the glass industry are as follows:
Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030: One of the most recent breakthroughs in this area is the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030, which was introduced by the Dubai government in 2016. With a focus on the manufacturing industry, the strategy seeks to establish Dubai as a centre for knowledge-based, sustainable, and innovative industries. One of the important sectors for growth and development in the strategy is the glass manufacturing sector. This project projects seeks to add an additional $5 billion in industrial sector growth by the year 2030. Glass being used in construction, food and beverage sector, pharmaceuticals and many other diverse industries, this strategy truly supports the growing glass market.
Dubai Industrial Plan 2030: One of them entails the creation of certain industrial zones and parks, such the Dubai Industrial Park and the Dubai Wholesale City, which provide a range of incentives and support services to investors in the manufacturing industry.
The Dubai Industrial Strategy Program: The program offers a range of monetary and non-monetary incentives to enterprises in the manufacturing sector, has also been launched by the Dubai government. Reduced land, power, and water prices, as well as access to specialised training and development programmes, are some of these incentives.
UAE Vision 2021: One of the developments that aims to promote sustainable development and economic diversification in the UAE, with a focus on creating a sustainable environment and reducing carbon emissions also supports glass as it is a sustainable replacement to plastic.
Moving on, if we talk in general, the glass manufacturing industry in the UAE and the Middle East has also seen several technological advancements in recent years. These advancements have led to the development of new and innovative glass products that offer superior performance, energy efficiency, and durability.
Therefore in essence, we see that the glass manufacturing industry in the UAE and the Middle East has been rapidly expanding in recent years, driven by increased demand for glass products across various sectors. The government has implemented several initiatives and policies to support the growth of the industry, with a focus on promoting sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing practices. To explore the booming glass industry market, we are bringing an innovative show - the Global Glass Show 2023 which taking place in Abu Dhabi this year. The show will be a perfect platform wherein glass industry enthusiasts will interact with their targeted audience for the goal of business expansion and tremendous brand recognition.