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The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced today the “Creative Visa” initiative, which aims to support individuals contributing to the cultural and creative industries in Abu Dhabi.
UAE leadership has moved to bolster the infrastructure surrounding tourism by rubberstamping proposals for a dedicated Emirates Tourism Council.
The Go Safe Certification Programme, an initiative spearheaded by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), is continuing to be rolled out across the emirate as DCT Abu Dhabi works towards its target of standardising health and safety measures across 100% of all retail, tourism, and commercial establishments in Abu Dhabi.
Art is cross-cultural and cross-border in form, function and meaning. Small wonder that since the coronavirus pandemic struck, fairs, exhibition spaces, concert halls, museums and performing arts centers across the world have been forced to close their doors and cancel events, threatening the livelihoods of artists and depriving societies of joys they once took for granted.
Saudi Arabia has issued its first licences to cultural education institutions as part of plans to develop an ecosystem to nurture creativity in the kingdom.
His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said: “The announcement made by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, relating to the UAE Unified Tourism Identity strategy is an exciting and significant milestone, which elevates the country's reputation as a unique and diverse travel destination.