Abu Dhabi launches incentive scheme for tour guides

Published on : Monday, September 6, 2021

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In Abu Dhabi, licensed tour guides are being requested to explore the unique culture of emirates through a new incentive scheme introduced by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).


This scheme named – ‘Tour Guide Incentive Scheme’ is part of the Emirati Touchpoint Strategy. It aims to give every visitor maximum opportunities to explore into Emirati culture, heritage and themes, at the same time meet the locals of Abu Dhabi throughout their visits to the UAE capital.


Having sundry offers, discounts and value deals, this scheme is all set to spark creativity among the tour guides who are licensed and cheering them up to explore more about destinations at the same time developing dynamic and engaging experiences across the emirate for future visitors.


To note, at different types of attractions, the offers will be exchangeable including 25 participating hotels, which are offering discounts on tour guides on facilities, like gyms, spas, access to pools and beaches, F&B, and room rates.
The scheme also has offers for venues, like museums and cultural institutions, leisure attractions like the Yas Island theme parks. Here, guides while escorting groups will receive free entry as well as discounted tickets for them and their families when visiting in a personal capacity.


To quote Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing for DCT Abu Dhabi, “As Abu Dhabi starts to safely welcome international tourists again, we want to ensure that these visitors have amazing and unique experiences, and inspiring our tour guides is a vital part of this goal. This incentive scheme acts as a brilliant support initiative for our tourist guides, to help them promote the diverse range of offerings available in our emirate. Visitors will thus have a special opportunity to experience Abu Dhabi authentically, covering the iconic destinations within the emirate, as well as its people and culture.”


“We are excited about this initiative and hope that it inspires more Abu Dhabi residents to become official tour guides for our destination,” he added.

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