First Ever Abu Dhabi Cruise Tourism Workshop Receives Overwhelming Response in India!

All India, 15th October 2015 : Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Abu Dhabi Ports concluded a highly successful trade workshop in Delhi on 7th Oct. and Mumbai on 8th Oct. 2015. The focus was emerging market of Cruise Tourism for the Indian outbound to Abu Dhabi.

There was an excellent response from the Indian travel trade with over 300 travel agents from over 250 companies in Delhi and Mumbai collectively.

Saeed A. Al Dhaheri, Cruise Sector & City Tour Development Section Manager; Abdulla Mohammed Al Mansouri, City Tour Executive, Tourism Ecosystem and Leisure Department; along with Bejan Dinshaw, Country Manager, India, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, were present at the occasion.

Abu Dhabi key stakeholders were also present, including Farah Leisure (representing Ferrari World & Yas Waterworld), Rotana Group of Hotels, Dnata, Lama Tours and North Tours.

There was a highly positive response from the visiting top-line trade during the networking sessions.

The event showcased attractive facets of Destination Abu Dhabi, the emerging cruise segment and connectivity onboard the Etihad-Jet Airways alliance.

There were presentations by Indian cruise service providers including MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises with a focus on developing packages suitable for Indian outbound cruise market to Abu Dhabi.

There was a raffle draw with exciting prizes for the lucky winners courtesy of Farah Leisure and Etihad Airways.



Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The authority manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The authority supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key authority role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.

For more information please contact:
Pukhraj Varshneya
PR and Brand Executive
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Tel: +91 11 23737348, +91 9810871469 Fax: +91 11 23350270