The meeting explored ways to revive tourism activities in order to consolidate the UAE's position as a leading, diversified, and sustainable tourism destination at the regional and global levels.
The high-level meeting, which took place at SCTDA’s headquarters in Sharjah, saw the UAE ministers of economy reiterate tourism sector’s pivotal role in the country’s long-term sustainable development plans and future economic progress, reflecting the UAE vision to build a diversified, globally competitive, and knowledge- and innovation-driven economy led by UAE nationals.
Furthermore, the two sides discussed prominent tourism programs and initiatives launched in Sharjah and the UAE. During the discussion, they agreed to strengthen coordination and cooperation to implement relevant initiatives included in the flexible packages and the 33-initiative plan that were unveiled to support key economic sectors. The parties also took the opportunity to examine the latest major developments and prevailing challenges facing the tourism sector in light of the current phase.
On SCTDA’s efforts promoting Sharjah’s tourism, the minister of economy commended the authority for its numerous initiatives to spur activities not only in the emirate’s sector but also in the entire UAE, as well as encourage citizens and residents to explore the many tourist attractions in the country.