Abu Dhabi has spelled out its economic future for the next 20 years, based on the diversification of the economy and job creation.

The Abu Dhabi Government has produced a blueprint for the future of the economy, with sweeping measures aimed at diversifying the economy away from oil, ensuring transparency and opening up new avenues for foreign investment.

The programmes are set out in Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, a report developed by the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development in collaboration with the Department of Planning and Economy and the General Secretariat of the Executive Council.

The report forecasts that the Abu Dhabi economy will grow at seven per cent a year for the next six years and then by six per cent, defying gloom and recession in the rest of the world.

The National