Arab Today, arab today tourism experts plan to leverage alain’s heritage status
Last Updated : GMT 12:15:14
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Operators visit Neolithic tombs in Jebel Hafeet heights

Tourism experts plan to leverage al-Ain’s heritage status

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Tourism experts plan to leverage al-Ain’s heritage status

Orientation trip of Al Ain city to 15 tour operators based in UAE
Abu Dhabi - Arab Today

The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), has organised a two-day orientation trip of Al Ain city to 15 tour operators based in the United Arab Emirates, to find out facts and understand Al Ain's natural landscape, historic significance and cultural origins.
The TCA says UNESCO world heritage inscription, deep-rooted cultural experiences and an appealing natural environment have been identified as development levers in for tourism progression in the Oasis City of Al Ain – the heritage heartland of Abu Dhabi emirate.
"Diversity of product and an ever-increasing range of creative industry packaging based around the city's historic and world heritage site attractions is essential to maximise tourism's contribution to Al Ain's economic diversification," said Sultan Al Dhaheri, Acting Executive Director Tourism, TCA Abu Dhabi.
During the tour, the operators visited the Neolithic tombs in the foothills of Jebel Hafeet heights and the Bronze Age settlement remains at Hili Archaeological Gardens. They also toured the Al Ain Palace Museum – former home of ‘Father of the Nation', Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – the picturesque Al Jahili Fort and archaeological displays at the Al Ain National Museum which catalogue the city's unique heritage and history.
The operators, representing leading industry players from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, also explored the cool shady walkways of Al Ain and Al Qattara oases, delved into the remains of an Iron Age settlement deep beneath the Al Qattara Fort and Arts Centre and browsed the recently renovated historic Souq Al Qattara – set to be home to this October's inaugural National Traditional Handicrafts Festival.
Regarded as one of the world's oldest continually inhabited settlements, Al Ain, surrounded by the towering rocky heights of the Hajjar mountains, is fed by natural springs and home to lush palm plantations that have provided a source of food and shelter for civilisations dating back over 7,000 years - leading to UNESCO World Heritage status for five sites across the city in 2011.
The experts also visited Wadi Adventure, the man-made white water rafting, kayaking and surfing playground in the foothills of Jebel Hafeet, and toured the city's expanding accommodation and conference facilities.
Al Ain currently has 16 hotels with a joint complement of 2,016 rooms. In the first five months of this year some 147,386 visitors checked into Al Ain's hotels – a 15% increase on the same period last year. The visitors accounted for 297,960 guest nights – which was up 16% year-on-year – with an average stay of two nights.
Source: WAM

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today tourism experts plan to leverage alain’s heritage status Arab Today, arab today tourism experts plan to leverage alain’s heritage status

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today tourism experts plan to leverage alain’s heritage status Arab Today, arab today tourism experts plan to leverage alain’s heritage status

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
Arab Today, arab today Sally Shaheen considers hosting a political show
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار ثقافة
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday