Arthur D. Little awarded by Dubai's RTA for consultancy services

25 September 2019 2 min. read

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority has honoured a number of contractors for their services last year, including management consultancy Arthur D. Little. 

Global management consultancy Arthur D. Little was among the contractors and vendors recognised for their ‘premium services’ by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) at a recent ceremony in Dubai. Arthur D. Little was the winner in the Best Administrative Consultancies category, with PA Consulting placing second in the award ahead of BSI Management Systems.

“Felicitating these entities is a gesture of recognition of their roles in delivering premium services in 2018, which have definitely contributed to RTA’s achievements,” said Mattar Al Tayer, RTA Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executives. “It is a tribute to the ongoing cooperation for the advancement of Dubai and its billing as a leading business hub in the region.”

With several CEOs and company representatives in attendance, the RTA altogether issued awards to contractors across seven categories, including in areas such as engineering, SME development and mega-projects – with Al Tayer taking the opportunity of the event to restate the authority’s commitment to building deeper relations with its strategic private sector partners.Arthur D. Little awarded by Dubai's RTA for consultancy services

“Despite mega achievements made, we still have high ambitions for continued improvement of infrastructure and more integration of mass transit means,” Al Tayer stated. “RTA is also committed to the values of transparency and fairness in dealing with companies undertaking different projects, and seeks to facilitate their transactions and enable them access to the best contractual services.”

A long-established partner of the RTA, ADL was previously honoured by the authority with a ‘Management Consulting Supplier’ award for its advisory in areas such as innovation in urban transport, smart mobility and regulation in 2016. “We are delighted and thankful to receive this award from such a valued client as RTA,” said ADL’s Middle East Managing Partner Thomas Kuruvilla at the time.

Meanwhile, the firm’s Global Travel and Transportation practice leader Ralf Baron has been in attendance for several recent meetings of the Dubai Future Council for Transportation – one of 13 recently inaugurated councils which seek to act as “a platform for shaping the future of vital sectors in Dubai over the next 50 years” with the input of visionary leaders from the public and private sector.

At the beginning of this month, the RTA celebrated the ten-year anniversary of the Dubai metro system, which since its launch in 2009 has carried over 1.5 billion passengers and covered more than 80.000 million kilometres. The Bahrain Metro Rail project will be hoping to emulate such success, with professional service firms PwC and KPMG still in the running for a phase one advisory contract.