3 REASONS WHY ABU DHABI IS A GOOD BUSINESS DESTINATION
HN spoke to Christian Baudat, area vice president, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Oman for Rotana, who shared his insights on the business attractiveness of the UAE capital
• When Rotana opened its first hotel in Abu Dhabi in 1993, the emirate was on the brink of an exciting growth phase. The city had ambitions to become a hub for a number of growth industries, including tourism, and in the years to follow, the wheels were set in motion to transform Abu Dhabi into a destination like no other. Today, the emirate covers a diverse tourism offering that is truly unique, spanning the city, beach and desert.
• The Abu Dhabi government has made it clear that it is keen to see economic diversification for the future prosperity of the emirate and is opening the opportunities to meet these goals. Tourism intersects with a number of other commercial and economic sectors, from real estate and construction to hospitality and retail. By encouraging visitors to Abu Dhabi, we are attracting more business to the emirate, which has ultimately stimulated commercial and financial growth.
• Following the recent announcement from the Department of Culture and Tourism, an impressive 15 percent hotel guest increase in February this year to the capital shows positive and progressive growth across all sectors.
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