Skyscanner has named Abu Dhabi one of the most cultural cities in the world in an exclusive online list.
The website deemed the destination worthy of being listed number two among five destinations, due to its ability to expand travellers’ horizons with an arts and culture. The UAE capital was additionally singled out for being one of the Middle East’s most exciting cultural centres, featuring the National Theatre and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, as well as the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The fascinating growth of interest in electronica music in Abu Dhabi was also noted, adding a modern element to the cultural appeal of the emirate.
Undersecretary, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, HE Saif Saeed Ghobash enthused on the news: “For Abu Dhabi to have been named as one of the most cultural cities in the world reflects positively on the work the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi has done to position the emirate at the very forefront of people’s minds when they consider their next great cultural adventure.
“This recognition also reinforces our resolve to continue to strive for excellence in our efforts to promote our emirate as a destination like no other. Year-on-year we are seeing record numbers come to visit the UAE capital, coming to experience everything from Qasr Al Hosn, to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the heritage sites in Al Ain. Making it onto this shortlist from such a reputable website shows that our ceaseless efforts are having the desired effect,” Ghobash added.
Skyscanner’s list also comprised recommendations for hotel accommodation in the emirate, as well as links to the best hotels and the best deals on flights to the UAE capital.