More than 10,000 participants in India's first "Abu Dhabi Week"
More than 10,000 people witnessed first ever “Abu Dhabi Week” in Mumbai and New Delhi.
The Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi organized a multi-city exhibition, a week-long program that promoted the Emirate’s tourism & cultural heritage proposition. The event was addressed by dignitaries from Tourism . They interacted with media at Mumbai and New Delhi.
Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, has been piquing Indian tourists' interest over a number of years. The event will have attractions including virtual reality booths providing life-like encounters of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Desert Safaris, and Etihad Airways flights, to give a hands-on sense of the remarkable Abu Dhabi experience. It will all be under one roof! A glimpse of Louvre Abu Dhabi will also be shown at the event, with the magnificent museum all set for its grand opening on 11th November 2017.
When asked about the subsidies and taxations benefits provided to the films and shows from India that are being shot in Abu Dhabi the one of the delegates, Bejan Dinshaw, Country Manager from the department of culture and tourism said, “There are arrangements to look after the entire rehearsals the approvals, filming permits, as well as there are subsidies given depending on the size of the investment and the project.”
Anood Khalifa, Asia Pacific Region Unit Head- HQ office said, “Welcome to our first ever Abu Dhabi week with your help we hope it will become an annual experience. We are delighted to get connected with our partners and stake holders. Abu Dhabi is the place to make extraordinary stories. The relation between India and Abu Dhabi has become stronger and stronger every year. There has been a 7% increase in the visitors from the number of two hundred and fifty six thousand. We have ambitious targets and want to invite maximum Indian visitors and welcome them.”
Ahmed Bin Harib Alfalahi , UAE Commercial Attache also spoke regarding culture and tourism of Abu Dhabi.
The event also had contests and exciting competitions to engage the visitors and giveaways like stay-cation packages, rides in Ferrari and several other prizes. Food stalls offering traditional Emirati delicacies, musical performances by different artists, kids’ area with various activities for children, live paintings and a selfie booth with the UAE skyline, were some of the highlights at the event. International shooter Shimon Sharif, Singer Charvi Chawla , Lyricist-Director Saajan Agarwal came Delhi event and Celebrities like Amardeep Singh Natt runner up of Dance Plus show, Music director of Toilet Ek Prem Katha Vickey Prasad, TV Actors like - Bhavesh Balchandani , Reem Shaikh , Roshani Walia , Anushka Sen , Arishfa Khan, Ashnoor Kaur , Ekta Jain , Shree Rajput , Harshvardhan Joshi , Saloni Daini , Ashika Bhatia , Sanchiti Sakat and Ahsaas Channa , Aditya Kumar and Imran Shaikh of Travelegend.com came for Mumbai event.