Eng. Ruba Fayez Abdelal

Innovative and Self-Driving Transport Project Manager


Ruba is responsible for managing Innovative and Self-Driving Transport projects. She focuses on establishing the suitable ecosystem for new services and technologies, managing relationships with stakeholders, and influencing the regulatory sector in the fields of autonomous and urban air mobility systems.

Ruba’s career expands over 16 years. She has extensive experience in the field of Energy and Sustainability and has worked for a number of industry leading organizations including Lockheed Martin and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Since joining RTA, Ruba has been focused on projects related to Aerial Vehicles and Self-Driving transport.
Ruba holds a Master’s Degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also a Professional Engineer (PE) and a member of the Association of Engineers, American Association of Energy Engineers, and Arab American Association of Engineers & Architects.

GATM Virtual Conference Agenda

25 November 2020 | 13:55 - 14:45 | Panel Discussion: Harmonizing UTM With ATC To Create The World’s Smartest Sky

Earlier this year new drone regulations were announced to help Dubai promote itself as a hub for drone manufacturing, smart transportation and innovation in the sector. This session will discover how to strengthen the UAE’s position in aviation with a connected and collaborative airspace.

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