Abu Dhabi - Economy & Destination
Discover six reasons why Abu Dhabi is a world class destination offering incredible opportunities for business.
Here are six reasons why Abu Dhabi is a leisure and business destination like no other.
1. Measured and sustainable growth targets
Government initiatives worth hundreds of billions US$ ensure that Abu Dhabi’s development is delivered according to a careful economic transformation strategy; the ‘Abu Dhabi 2030 Plan’ and underpins our forecasted aviation market growth.
2. Expected tourism boom
Annual tourist arrival numbers have risen from 1.8 million visitors in 2010 to 2.7 million in 2013 and is expected to reach 7.5 million by 2030 – providing significant airline growth opportunities.
3. Competitive international business destination
Abu Dhabi is renowned for its successful and competitive business travel industry. This is bolstered by multinational companies moving to Abu Dhabi, as well as world-class business tourism facilities, the benefits of free-zone areas, and the growth of diplomatic and government related traffic.
4. A unique tourist destination
With stunning scenery, year-round sunshine, a rich culture and the five star services of a modern Arabian capital city, Abu Dhabi has broad tourist appeal. The city’s tourism is also benefiting from the development of major hotels, resorts, and new attractions.
5. Strong commitment to tourism
The Abu Dhabi government is embarking on an ambitious strategy to attract 3 million visitors annually by 2015. The strategy showcases Abu Dhabi as an exclusive, high-end tourist destination where visitors can focus on business but also relax.
6. Capitalising on emerging markets
Ideally located between the East and West, airlines in Abu Dhabi are able to capitalise on emerging business and tourism markets in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.
Since 2006 Abu Dhabi Airports has been receiving numerous prestigious awards from prominent international and local organizations in acknowledgement of its operational excellence, as well as marketing, training and corporate responsibility initiatives.