Abu Dhabi Tourism: We work with our partners to provide shopping experiences and offers that meet the aspirations of the community

Shops in Abu Dhabi demand shopping events and offers during Expo 2020 Dubai

Abu Dhabi Tourism has developed experiences to explore the capital's landmarks, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum and Qasr Al Watan.

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Owners and officials of commercial stores in Abu Dhabi called for organizing discount festivals and collective shopping offers across the emirate, during the coming period, coinciding with the "Expo 2020 Dubai", in order to maximize the benefit of millions of visitors to the exhibition, in the context of revitalizing the retail sector in the emirate.

They assured "Emirates Today" that "Expo 2020 Dubai" is a great opportunity for the retail sector in the emirate to increase sales significantly, especially since some government delegations, business delegations and investors who visit the exhibition will stay in hotels in Abu Dhabi.

In turn, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism told Emirates Today that the department is working with its partners in the public and private sectors to provide shopping experiences and offers that meet the aspirations of society, visitors and participants in the Expo 2020 Dubai.

commercial demands

In detail, the owner of shops in Abu Dhabi, Sultan Ali, called for organizing shopping offers and festivals discounts at the emirate level during the period of the "Expo 2020 Dubai", as well as activating tourism events, to support the exhibition, encourage its pioneers to visit Abu Dhabi, and benefit from millions of visitors in activating the exhibition. Retail sector.

He said that "Expo 2020 Dubai" is a great opportunity for the retail sector in the emirate to increase sales significantly, especially since some government delegations, business delegations, investors and individuals visiting the exhibition will stay in Abu Dhabi hotels.

sector improvement

Hussain Adel Mustafa, the manager in charge of a chain of commercial stores in Abu Dhabi, agreed on the necessity of organizing shopping festivals and collective discounts during the exhibition, as well as holding tourism events in coordination with the concerned authorities, to achieve the maximum benefit from the six-month exhibition, in stimulating sales.

Mustafa pointed out that the retail sector is witnessing a remarkable improvement during the current year, after the decline of the “Covid-19” pandemic, stressing that “Expo 2020 Dubai” is an opportunity to grow again, and significantly, and compensate for the effects of the pandemic, especially since the exhibition coincides with Abu Dhabi’s decisions to allow visitors to enter. Corona virus vaccine recipients, from all countries of the world, and the abolition of quarantine.

motivate consumers

In the same context, the sales official in one of the major retail stores in Abu Dhabi, Naim Hashem, said that the retail sector in the country, including the Abu Dhabi market, is counting on “Expo 2020 Dubai”, to achieve a noticeable increase in sales, which requires motivating consumers to buy. During the exhibition period through well-planned shopping festivals and discounts.

He added that the exhibition is an important local and global event visited by millions of visitors, some of whom will stay in Abu Dhabi hotels during the exhibition period, which provides an ideal opportunity to further revitalize the retail sector during the coming period.

Experiences and offers

In addition, the Executive Director of the Tourism and Marketing Sector at the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi, Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, told «Emirates Today», that the department is working with its partners in the public and private sectors, to provide shopping experiences and offers that meet the aspirations of society, visitors and participants in the Expo 2020 Dubai. It is considered the most prominent global event that will be held for the first time in the region in the UAE.

He stressed that shopping offers play a pivotal role in revitalizing retail trade and motivating visitors to increase their spending levels, thus contributing to supporting the retail and hospitality sector in the emirate.

Al Shaiba revealed that the department has created many offers and tourism experiences that meet the aspirations of all visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai, because of its belief in what the exhibition represents as a unique platform that helps the department's promotional efforts for what the UAE possesses, especially the capital.

Tourist Attractions

Al Shaiba stated that the department worked to develop these offers and experiences, in cooperation with its partners from the operating bodies concerned with the tourism and culture sectors in the emirate, to allow them to explore the landmarks and components of the capital, its recreational activities, and its tourist and cultural facilities, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum and Qasr Al Hosn. Qasr Al Watan, and the international entertainment cities on Yas Island, including: “Ferrari World Abu Dhabi”, “Yas Waterworld” and “Abu Dhabi Clay”.

Various activities

Al Shaiba stated that the UAE is witnessing, during the period of the "Expo 2020 Dubai", the celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding, pointing out that the department has dedicated to this national occasion a world of cultural experiences, which can be explored in a number of cultural and tourist sites across the emirate, which contributes to Shedding light on its cultural heritage components and landmarks, and consolidating its position as a global destination, in addition to the fact that visitors get discounted prices to attend the various events and activities hosted by the emirate, including the first global festival of its kind in the region on the retail sector “Future World” and Abu Dhabi Week. For collectors, the “Semi Permanent” Middle East, which hosts the most prominent collectors of rare pieces, designers and entertainment talents in the world, in addition to the “Etihad Airways Formula 1 Grand Prix”, and other events.

Ali Hassan Shaybah:

• «Shopping offers play a pivotal role in stimulating retail trade, and motivating visitors to increase their spending levels».

3 tourist destinations

The Executive Director of the Tourism and Marketing Sector at the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi, Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, said that Abu Dhabi is unique in providing three tourist destinations, each with a distinct character in its own right, and it varies between adventure experiences, desert resorts, the Arabian Wildlife Park in the Al Dhafra region, green oases, castles and palaces Historic sites and sites included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the Al Ain region, in addition to the modern capital with its facilities, architectural edifices and modern landmarks.

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