Tourism growth for Al-Ain in 2004, says Al-Muhairi
Director general of the Al-Ain Economic Development and Tourism Promotion Authority Mubarak Al-Muhairi joined members of his team in showcasing the tourism offering and growth potential of Al-Ain to the travel industry last night.
The event, held at Mina A'Salam, attracted more than 250 members of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)' travel trade and media. Central to the theme was the current offering of Abu Dhabi's second largest city and the birthplace of President Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, as well as its potential for further growth in 2004.
“After a year of growth for Al-Ain, stimulated by the FIFA World Youth Cup 2003 as well as increased intra-regional travel, 2004 looks set to be a year of tourism growth for the city,” said Al-Muhairi.
The city, located 90 minutes from both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, has a select portfolio of five-star hotels, including international brands such as Inter-Continental, Hilton and Rotana, as well as the Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet, which is set on the highest mountain in the UAE.
Al-Ain is known as the Garden City of the Arabian Gulf, and is built around an oasis at the foothills of the Hajar Mountains. Tourist attractions include Jebel Hafeet mountain, Al-Ain Al Fayda Resort, Qattarah Oasis, Al-Ain Museum, Al-Ain Zoo and Al-Hili Fun City. — (menareport.com)
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