The Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week has been initiated by the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). This event, taking place from the present day through September 30, serves as a platform for the convergence of the emirate’s travel and tourism sectors.
Its primary objectives are to stimulate expansion within the industry and to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s position as a prominent worldwide tourism center. The program is in line with the emirate’s overarching goal of attracting over 24 million tourists this year and bolstering the commercial and leisure tourism sectors. This will have a positive economic impact on the UAE capital and beyond.
The week commences with the inaugural City Travel and Tourism Briefing event, which serves as a catalyst for the implementation of the Abu Dhabi Business Events Forum, Abu Dhabi Wedding Show, and the Future Hospitality Summit. These initiatives harness the collaborative efforts of numerous stakeholders in the tourism sector, representing a wide range of industries. By pooling their expertise and perspectives, these stakeholders aim to propel advancements in the field of tourism.
According to Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 serves as the impetus for our aspirations to cultivate a robust framework of strategic alliances that enable the emirate to emerge as a prosperous international center for commerce, investment, and tourism.
The Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week aims to explore fresh prospects that reinforce our dedication to establishing the emirate as a vibrant and sustainable center for tourism. We anticipate facilitating the development of the sector by expediting the progress of promising businesses such as cuisine, aviation, and business events. We extend a warm invitation to all our partners and prospective collaborators to accompany us on this endeavor.
The emirate’s tourism business will grow thanks to Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week. It will help with Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE), hospitality, destination marketing, weddings, tourism strategy, and more.
The platform is part of a series of DCT Abu Dhabi acceleration programs that are meant to speed up growth, improve experiences, and strengthen the emirate’s reputation as a global center for culture, Travel & Tourism. These programs include Advantage Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Culinary Program, which offer incentives to the MICE industry.
Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week will have a mix of big events and small, one-time events every year. It will become a yearly event. To find out more, go to the website
The schedule of events for Abu Dhabi’s Travel and Tourism Week 2023 is as follows:
City Tourism Briefing – September 25th Dear esteemed attendees,
We cordially invite you to the City Travel and Tourism Briefing scheduled for September 25th. This event aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the tourism industry in our city, highlighting key developments, trends, and challenges.
The City tourist Briefing aims to facilitate engagement between various players in Abu Dhabi’s Travel & Tourism sector, including executives from the aviation, travel, hospitality, and retail industries, as well as government institutions. The exclusive forum will facilitate dialogues regarding the utilization of contemporary advancements and patterns in order to foster a future that is characterized by enhanced durability, inclusivity, and sustainability.
The event will additionally afford DCT Abu Dhabi leadership the opportunity to deliver presentations on important initiatives, updates regarding the destination, and forthcoming strategies to the attendees.
The Abu Dhabi Business Events Forum (ADBEF) is scheduled to take place on September 26-27.
In its third iteration, the Abu Dhabi Business Events Forum (ADBEF) seeks to establish itself as the leading platform for the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) business in Abu Dhabi, as well as the wider Middle East and North Africa region.
The forum aims to enhance the dissemination of exemplary methodologies, offer seminars conducted by established MICE organisations and distinguished speakers, cultivate occasions for social interaction and professional networking, and promote the discovery of collaborative alliances. For additional information and to complete event registration, please visit the website www.businesseventsweek.ae.
The Abu Dhabi Wedding Show (ADWS) is scheduled to take place from September 27th to September 30th.
The upcoming inaugural event aims to establish itself as the leading platform for the destination wedding industry in Abu Dhabi, as well as the wider Middle East and North Africa region. This event will use the emirate’s impressive venues, well-developed infrastructure, breathtaking natural landscapes, and esteemed reputation as a highly sought-after destination.
The event will be focused on the dissemination of exemplary methodologies, the acquisition of knowledge through workshops facilitated by experts and representatives of wedding planner groups, engagement with keynote speakers, and fostering networking prospects among community members.
The Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) is scheduled to take place from September 25th to 27th.
The FHS platform serves as a global forum where prominent individuals involved in making investment decisions in the hospitality industry convene to engage in information sharing, foster new collaborations, and contribute to shaping the trajectory of the hospitality sector and Travel and Tourism sector.
This event signifies a progression from the Arabian Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC) and has been hosted in several emirates. This iteration signifies the inaugural occurrence of the event in Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism. For further information regarding the panels, speakers, and registration process, please visit the website www.futurehospitalitysummit.com/ae.