Two attractions of Abu Dhabi featured among greatest places of 2018

 Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Two attractions of Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi’s position as a world leader in tourism received another welcome boost after two of its attractions were featured in a list of the greatest places of 2018.

Louvre Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi were the only attractions in the UAE highlighted by Time magazine.

Other destinations in the Gulf region to make it to the list included the King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture in Saudi Arabia, the Al Qarawiyyan Library in Fez, Morocco and Cairo’s Marriott Mena House hotel.

“We have The Louvre, Warner Bros, Yas Island and a tremendous amount of investment, effort and the right brands entering the market,” said Gaurav Sinha, a tourism expert based in Dubai.

He added, “It’s one thing to invest money in creating landmarks, per se, and another thing to bring trusted operators like Warner Bros into markets like Abu Dhabi. The long-term strategy is yielding dividends.”

The UAE has launched campaigns to increase the number of visitors to the country in the recent months. The Cabinet has decided to give tourist visa on arrival to a greater number of international travellers rather than having to apply before flying.

Last year, Dubai became the No. 1 destination for inbound travel into the UAE, accounting for 87 per cent of all arrivals. Experts say that Abu Dhabi is making important strides in attracting its own visitors.


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