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Air France Praises Abu Dhabi Tourism

A delegation of senior Air France executives highly praised Abu Dhabi’s tourism potential after a familiarization tour of the capital organized by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA).  Francois Michel said “Abu Dhabi features a lot of attractions and enjoys a variety of major assets that make it one of the most desirable destinations in the Gulf region.”  Michel is Air France Africa and Middle East Manager for the French Market.

The Air France delegation visited the opulent Emirates Palace, the Saadiyat Island Cultural Exhibit, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, then took a Yellow Boat tour to of the capital’s expansive coastline, emerging at the Yas Island entertainment destination.  Ahmed Hussein, deputy director of the ADTA, said that France is one of the top ten source destinations for hotel guests, so the Air France flights will help increase capacity from France.  Last year, 38,441 French nationals stayed in Abu Dhabi hotels.

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