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Transport in the Arab League describes the land, air, and water transport methods and infrastructure of the countries in the Arab world. Transport infrastructure in the states of the Arab League has been growing, albeit slowly.

HighwaysEdit

Regional highwaysEdit

 
Highways and Roads in the States of the Arab League

There are several cross-Arab State roads, crossing the Arab world from its farthest point in the west in Mauritania, to its eastern farthest point in Oman. The Arab States are connected with roads and highways that cross deserts, mountains and forests. The most developed state with high road infrastructure is the United Arab Emirates, followed by Syria, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco, Jordan and Egypt, while countries such as Sudan, Libya, Mauritania, Somalia and Yemen seem to have a lot of building to do.

RailwaysEdit

 
Rail Lines in the Arab League

Egypt has by far the oldest railroad in the Middle east and Africa and one of the oldest in the world, built in 1854 by Khedive Abbas I of Egypt. Now Egypt has the most extensive railway system in the Middle East, and is the only country in the Arab League to have an underground metro system in Cairo.

The Souk AhrasGhardimaou line already connect Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia with each other, but Morocco and Algeria have closed the line due to increased tensions. while Libya, Egypt and Sudan are not connected to each other. In the Asian part, almost all Arab states have been connected by railroads, except the Arab states of the Persian Gulf.

Perhaps the most developed railways connecting Arab states can be found between Iraq and Syria, with the Iraqi Republic Railways which run through Syria to Turkey. New projects underway to develop the Arab rail lines have been under construction, linking the south Egyptian city of Abu Simbel with the north Sudanese city of Wadi Halfa.

Proposed RailwaysEdit

GalleryEdit

WaterwaysEdit

PipelinesEdit

Ports and harborsEdit

Atlantic OceanEdit

  Mauritania

Indian OceanEdit

  Comoros

  Somalia

Persian GulfEdit

  Bahrain

  Kuwait

  Iraq

  Saudi Arabia

  Oman

  Qatar

  United Arab Emirates

Arabian SeaEdit

  Oman

  Yemen

Mediterranean SeaEdit

  Algeria

  Egypt

  Lebanon

  Libya

  Palestine

  Tunisia

  Syria

Red SeaEdit

  Egypt

  Djibouti

  Jordan

  Saudi Arabia

  Sudan

  Yemen

Merchant marineEdit

  • bulk: 46
  • cargo: 260 (120 Syria)
  • roll-on/roll-off: 46
  • container: 34
  • liquified gas: 19
  • Chemical tanker ships 22
  • petroleum tanker: 111
  • Specialized tanker ships 2
  • Combination ore/oil 2
  • Refrigerated cargo 6
  • livestock carrier: 13
  • passenger: 81
  • short-sea passenger: 9
  • Foreign Owned 25

AirportsEdit

  Algeria

  Bahrain

  Comoros

  Djibouti

  Egypt

  Iraq

  Jordan

  Kuwait

  Lebanon

  Libya

  Mauritania

  Morocco

  Oman

  Palestine

  Qatar

  Saudi Arabia

  Somalia

  Sudan

  Syria

  Tunisia

  United Arab Emirates

  Yemen

HeliportsEdit

See alsoEdit