What’s on your map?

It’s time for Abu Dhabi to market itself as a great stopover destination

Abu Dhabi has immense tourism potential. Pawan Singh / The National
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Abu Dhabi’s diverse and ever-expanding attractions are no secret to the people who live here. From a soon to open world-class museum to theme parks, heritage festivals, cultural attractions and shopping malls, the city has much to boast about – it’s about time that more visitors took note of our emirate.

The city's potential to develop tourism is immense, especially as the number of transit passengers at our airport has been steadily increasing, while a growing number of cruise ships have been calling at our port. Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority's plan, as The National reported yesterday, to brand the city as an archaeological, adventure and shopping destination makes sense. When Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors, it will also boost tourism to the cultural attractions of Saadiyat Island.

We’d like to know what is on your tourism map when you welcome visitors and what hidden gems you take your guests to when you want to show them the best that Abu Dhabi has to offer?