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[Ambassador report] Eco Tourism in UAE

by Lohita Swaminathan | 14-01-2019 02:32 Comments 6 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) in the UAE has unveiled its National Ecotourism Project.  The aim is to shine a light on the country’s ‘natural wonders’, and capitalize on the growing trend for global ecotourism. The project is clearly a tourism drive, it is also focused on preserving protected areas of the UAE.

 

MOCCAE is launching a microsite and app which pinpoint various prime ecotourism destinations.  These include Abu Dhabi’s Mangrove Park; Dubai’s Al Marmoum Reserve; Fujairah’s Wadi Wurayah National Park; Sharjah’s Sir Bo Na’air protected area; and Ajman’s Al Zorah Natural Reserve.

 

“The National Ecotourism Project is a result of the country’s commitment to preserving the environment. Over the past few years, the pioneering vision and directives of the UAE leadership have enabled the country to consolidate its leading global status across diverse sectors, with travel and tourism at the forefront. The project has three phases, focusing on environmental, economic and social factors.

 

The website and app aims to raise awareness of the protected areas, both at home and abroad.  It also hopes to encourage travel agencies to include the sites in UAE packages. The portal and app will serve as an information and visual resource that UAE embassies across the globe and national airlines can use to introduce these attractions to the world.

 

For the project to become fully-fledged, the UAE seeks to leverage the fast-paced development witnessed in all sectors, particularly in the sustainable tourism domain that includes eco-friendly flights, hotels, beaches and campsites. Ecotourism promotes sustainable local agriculture and combats desertification while also contributing to GDP.

6 Comments

Sachin Regmi

  • Sachin Regmi says :
    Hello Lohlita
    Hope you are doing good there.
    UAE is going relly good on ecotourism, In nepal we are also encouraging organic farmings, homestay and other such initiatives which are also part of ecotourism.
    And keep on writing these awaesome reports to motivate youths like us.
    Green Cheers :) :)
    Posted 28-01-2019 11:27

Gyeongrin mentor

  • Gyeongrin mentor says :
    Hello Lohita, this is indeed a wonderful news!
    Tourism always had its both sides and the negative side was mostly that it triggers pollution.
    However, by bringing eco tourism in to place, now it seems that a more sustainable greener touring management could stem into this industry.
    Hope that this would result win win in the tourism industry and the protection of our environment!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Posted 15-01-2019 14:55

Joon Ho Mentor

  • Joon Ho Mentor says :
    Hello Lohita, even my country is looking for providing new, huge eco-tourist packages to civilians and foreign tourists in near future but there is still voice against it since preserved nature can be disturbed or polluted due to human beings. We cannot ensure that 'any' of visitors will not do something bad to tourism sites but we have to think about the effect of 'direct visit and ecotourism advantages to young kids, especially the ones who will stand as future generation'.
    Thanks for introducing UAE's ecotourism and your voice to send to us!
    Posted 15-01-2019 11:21

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Eco Tourism is one of the best way to grow your economy along with protecting earth for sustainable future.

    Thank you Lohita for your report explaining eco tourism in your country.

    I am glad to know how UAE has incorporated technology along with eco tourism. This looks really sustainable and going to help the nation in both economic and environmental ways.

    Eco Tourism can be also great importance to developing country like ours which is very rich in natural resources, biodiversity and beautiful scenario. Tourism is also backbone of Nepalese enconomy. Now, Eco Tourism must be promoted in global way.

    Keep writing great reports. Hope to see many reports from you in coming days.
    Green cheers from Nepal.
    Posted 15-01-2019 11:09

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Hi Lohita! Ecotourism is a very promising direction. Contrary to the view that tourism harms the environment, ecotourism, on the contrary, helps to preserve the eco - balance and draw people's attention to the problems of ecology and sustainable development.
    It was nice to know that the UAE is a leader not only in the field of technology, but also in the field of ecotourism.
    Thank you for the informative report!
    Posted 15-01-2019 03:36

Deepak  Subedi

  • Deepak Subedi says :
    Hello Lohita Swaminathan
    Namaste
    I hope You are fine and healthy there
    I am highly surprise with the development of tourism in UAE in last 50 years, You cannot always relay in oil, so UAE start Tourism and now this Eco tourism is really impressive
    Thank you for your great and beautiful report
    Keep Writing

    Posted 14-01-2019 21:18

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