• Tourism

    Tourism is a fast-growing sector in many emerging markets. OBG analyses the latest statistics on visitors and spending, highlighting investment opportunities. Our research covers hotel developments, government incentives, demand for leisure facilities and the MICE segment.
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In 2016 Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) celebrated its 20th birthday – an anniversary that provided this agency, which has a key place in the cultural fabric of the emirate, with a fine opportunity to see just how far it had come.


The much-anticipated opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi will anchor one of the emirate’s most important recent projects – Saadiyat Island Cultural District. With the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, the Zayed National Museum, a Performing Arts Centre and the Maritime Museum to come, the district’s cultural collection will be significant.


How can Abu Dhabi’s tourism sector insulate itself from the headwinds affecting global travel?


Why is the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) segment a central tourism priority for the Abu Dhabi government?


These are dynamic times for the emirate’s tourism and culture sectors, as Abu Dhabi’s traditional portfolio of business travel and luxury vacations widens to include a whole new range of offerings. Sports, arts and entertainment are all now arriving centre stage for the emirate, as Abu Dhabi also makes its mark on the international cruise...


Although Saadiyat Island is likely to be one of the headline-grabbing developments of Abu Dhabi’s cultural sector, the rest of the emirate is also seeing a wave of new culture- and history-related projects.