About Abu Dhabi

Located in the heart of the Middle East, Abu Dhabi is a strategic global hub for commerce and travel. One of the world’s wealthiest cities, it has a strong, resilient and ever-growing economy.

Here are six reasons why Abu Dhabi is a leisure and business destination like no other.

1. Measured and sustainable growth targets

Large-scale government initiatives continually ensure that Abu Dhabi’s development is delivered according to a careful economic transformation strategy. The ‘Abu Dhabi 2030 Plan’ underpins our forecast aviation market growth.

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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.

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 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. Capitalizing 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.