All the seven Emirates enjoy the originality of the past, the nobility of the present, and the brightness of the future, which is exemplified by the constant endeavors made by the concerned authorities in developing the most prominent tourist attractions, especially the preservation of the Emirati heritage rich in the original history of the first parents and grandparents who left behind them the beautiful customs and traditions that the Emiratis are entitled to be proud of it and strive hard to preserve and develop it so that it remains an ancient asset that distinguishes the Emirates from other countries.
Initiative in developing tourism in the UAE
The tourism sector in the UAE is considered one of the most prominent sectors that support the state’s economy. The contribution of tourism to the UAE economy for the year 2016 was about 159.1 billion dirhams, equivalent to 12.1% of the state’s gross product, and experts expect this percentage to increase by 4.9% annually. Thus, the contribution of the travel and tourism sector to the UAE economy for the year 2027 will reach approximately 264.5 billion dirhams, as stated in the official portal of the UAE government.
These figures did not come by chance or by luck, but the United Arab Emirates has striven to launch many strategies and plans that are concerned with strengthening and developing the tourism sector in the entire Emirates, especially improving tourism in the UAE as a whole, and below we will show you the most prominent of these initiatives.
ABU DHABI TOURISM VISION 2016-2020
The Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi is keen to promote the sustainable development of the tourism sector in all its aspects, especially tourism in the entire Emirates, including the establishment of a system for occupational safety and health (OSHAD), which was developed in accordance with the terms of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Plan 2016-2020, as this means The program is mainly concerned with the development of hotels and hotel apartments, especially health and leisure resorts. On the other hand, the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority seeks to establish a comprehensive program that covers all annual events held in the emirate, in cooperation with the competent authorities and the most prominent hotel establishments and recreational facilities, as well as restaurants and cafes. Which is keen to provide the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority with the necessary reports to find ways to achieve the highest standards and standards of international tourism.
Dubai Tourism Vision 2020
The vision of the Dubai Tourism Authority has always been that the emirate be the first tourist destination and the leading commercial center in the world, through campaigns promoting its most prominent attractions and promoting the commercial sector for investors. As for tourism plans for the year 2020, the Dubai Tourism Authority has developed a strategy that aspires to attract 20 million visitors by 2020, in addition to making the Emirate of Dubai the first choice for tourists from around the world, and based on Dubai’s endeavor to achieve these plans, it has developed strategies that stipulate Expanding the range of events, developing tourist attractions and strengthening the infrastructure, with the aim of increasing the number of tourists and preserving Dubai’s position among the global markets.
Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021
The vision of the Sharjah Tourism Authority is embodied in increasing the number of tourists to the emirate, to reach 10 million tourists from around the world by 2021, coinciding with the UAE’s celebration of the Golden Jubilee award for its founding. Four important strategic axes, namely:
- Developing the field of family tourism to become a leading global destination, by increasing family offers and facilities in the emirate
- Adopting an innovative approach to enhance the tourism sector with the aim of increasing the percentage of tourists’ satisfaction
- Work to provide world-class tourism facilities, through cooperation with companies and facilities concerned
- Focusing on the cultural and heritage attractions that are unique to the emirate
Ajman Tourism Vision 2015-2021
The Ajman Tourism Authority seeks to promote the sustainable development of the tourism sector in the various regions of the emirate, thus becoming the ideal destination for different age groups, and the work plan in order to achieve this vision focuses on providing high-level services and improving the investor experience, while the competent authorities work to increase the efficiency and effectiveness in the work environment, in particular providing a motivational and creative work environment for employees.