The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has partnered with Airbnb to upgrade the UAE capital’s offerings.
DCT Abu Dhabi will utilize the online community marketplace which gives entrance to millions of distinctive accommodation globally to showcase Emirati Experiences which provides visitors a selection of 20 discrete tours and experiences.
These are designed and guided by Emirati nationals which gives firsthand insight into history, Emirati culture and heritage.
The latest joint starting implies all 20 Emirati Experiences will at present be involved on Airbnb’s popular global platform for the initial time. The Abu Dhabi deal follows a identical agreement to promote experiences in neighbouring Dubai.
Executive director, Tourism Sector, DCT Abu Dhabi, Sultan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri said, “This collaboration with our friends at Airbnb to showcase Emirati Experiences on their hugely popular service makes perfect sense and is in line with our mandate to promote our emirate to the widest possible audience.”
He added, “Each year, millions of tourists come to Abu Dhabi to experience our history, traditions and heritage and there is no better way for visitors to experience the uniqueness of Abu Dhabi and its districts, and to learn about our rich history than by spending time with an Emirati tour guide, which is what Emirati Experiences offers.”
Emirati Experiences presently provides tours and excursions, involving the Bait Al Oud Visitor Experience, the Emirati Ladies Experience, the Emirati House Experience, Capture the Moment – a four-hour guided photography tour with professional photography tips and Desert Safari.
Also accessible are the Zayed Tour – a journey over several historic and chief places in Al Ain city that spots the extraordinary life of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Airbnb general manager for Middle East and Africa and Head of EMEA Business Development, Hadi Moussa told, “We are delighted to be partnering with the DCT Abu Dhabi to help grow the number of Experience hosts on the Airbnb platform”
He also said, “Following the success of Experiences in Dubai, this partnership will attract new guests to experience Abu Dhabi’s famous hospitality and discover one of the most dynamic and fast-growing tourism destinations in the world.”
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