Abu Dhabi works towards promoting UAE heritage through tourism; Caline Malek; The National


UAE – Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)

Officials are hoping to boost the capital’s position as a global cultural tourism destination.

Traditional dhow sailing, rowing races as well as a look into the UAE’s oldest sights are some of the ways Abu Dhabi is aiming to expand its cultural tourism.

After an agreement was signed between the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and the Emirates Heritage Club to protect, preserve and revive national heritage, officials said they hoped to boost Abu Dhabi’s position as a global cultural tourism destination.

“Our partnership seeks to revitalise the emirate’s rich heritage and cultural assets so as to develop tourism and boost investment in this vital sector,” said Saif Ghobash, the authority’s director general. “It also aims to document unique cultural heritage elements by experts, narrators and academics from both sides.”

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