General Travel News

Emirates Fill Less Than 1pc Of UAE Tourism Jobs

The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) said less than one percent of tourism jobs in the UAE are taken by Emirates despite a substantial investment in the leisure sector.  As the UAE becomes less dependent on oil revenues, it is expected that tourism will account for nearly one third of the economy by 2030.  However, tourists generally find they are served by Filipino or Indian tour guides and hotel staff and have little contact with UAE nationals.  

Officials report that around 12,000 Emirates are listed as looking for full time work but not many pursue jobs in tourism.   Director of ADTA standards division, Nasser Saif, said “They think like this – ‘Why should I work six days for less salary when in the government they pay more for less time?’”  ADTA senior executive in charge of Emiratization in the tourism industry said low wages and prestige are obstacles to attracting emirates the tourism sector.
 

More General Travel News
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establishment of new low cost airline
Emirates touches down in Mexico City
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
Jackson Park

Jackson Park

Chicago, United States

Jackson Park was designed by legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted in 1871.  It was the main site for the 1893 Columbian Exhibition, but little evidence remains as all the buildings have been demolished since.  Jackson Park was originally supposed to be part of a grand South Park, encompassing both it and Washington Park, connected by a canal running through the Midway Plai...

Museu da Marioneta (Puppet Museum)

Museu da Marioneta (Puppet Museum)

Lisbon, Portugal

This magical museum is housed in the 17th century Convento das Bernadas and showcase all sorts of puppets the world over. There are familiar favourites like Punch and Petrushka but there are also Vietnamese water puppets, Sicilian opera marionettes and Burmese shadow puppets. The museum also offers workshops where children can try their hand at puppetry. Address: Rua da Esperanca 146 Tel: +21...

Uluwatu

Uluwatu

Bali, Indonesia

This is a temple located on the top of the cliff of the Bukit Peninsula. It was initially made popular by surfers, now is a must-see for all tourists. The views of the ocean are spectacular and if you can, visit the temple at sunset for an evening to remember ...

Museum of Historical Art and Culture

Museum of Historical Art and Culture

Frankfurt, Germany

The museum usually displays works of artists who have a connection to Frankfurt or its history but other artists are also welcomed to present their collections. Tours for the place have to be arranged and are allowed for students and tourists. Timings: Tuesday- Friday: 12-7pm; Saturday and Sunday: 11-5 pm. Admission fees: 4 Euros for adults, 2 Euros for children. Address: Schaumainkai 8...