Mussafah, locally known as Mussafah Shabiya is a satellite town of Abu Dhabi. It is one of primary industrial areas of Abu Dhabi. Engineering and steel industries are the major thrust areas. It also houses the infamous labour camps for the migrant workers who flock the emirate because of its rapid development.
Mussafah also is the site for the "Industrial City of Abu Dhabi", a special economic zone. There are also talks for making the Mussafah port into a big commercial port.