H.E. MUBARAK HAMAD AL MUHAIRI
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H.E. MUBARAK HAMAD AL MUHAIRI

DIRECTOR GENERAL, ABU DHABI TOURISM AUTHORITY

With a role in every facet of Abu Dhabi’s tourism development, director general of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Mubarak Hamad Al Muhairi has played a key part in the evolution of the UAE capital and largest emirate from a quiet reserve of diplomats and oil industry managers in to a fast-growing cultural, sporting, business tourism and luxury travel hub.

As well as heading up the ADTA, he is managing director for the Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), vice chairman of the national council for tourism and antiquities and a board member of Etihad, the airport, the culture and heritage authority, Al Ain Wildlife Park, Emirates Foundation and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company.

Among new initiatives in the hotel sector, a Green Hotels programme is now being finalised and will be incorporated in to an upgraded hotel classification system which is expected by year end, while a Restaurant Standards Guide will also be rolled out to raise quality within the emirate’s 400 restaurants.

Meanwhile, a new phase of expansion in the accommodation sector will see Park Hyatt, St. Regis, Rocco Forte, Westin and Jumeirah hotels open in Abu Dhabi within the year, also marking the emergence of Saadiyat Island as a tourism destination.

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H.E. MUBARAK HAMAD AL MUHAIRI
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