140,000 Annual Two-Way Tourist Traffic Between Spain and UAE

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 24 August 2022
140,000 Annual Two-Way Tourist Traffic Between Spain and UAE

There are about 140,000 annual two-way tourist traffic between Spain and the UAE, according to WAM.

"Our human relationships are solid, because there is a mutual attraction anchored on perceptions about shared history and culture with the Arab world. The Spanish community in the UAE is one of our greatest assets more than 10,000 nationals make the second largest expatriate community in the MENA [Middle East and North Africa] and Asia regions, after the one in Morocco," said Iñigo de Palacio España, the Spanish Ambassador to the UAE to WAM.

The envoy has found a natural attraction towards the shared history and culture that link the image of ancient Al-Andalus with the UAE. Al-Andalus, also called Muslim Spain, Muslim kingdom that occupied much of the Iberian Peninsula from 711 CE until the collapse of the Spanish Umayyad dynasty in the early 11th century.

Around 20,000 visitors from Spain used to visit the UAE before the pandemic and they started coming back increasingly.

Spain aims at further developing mutual investment relations, economic and trade ties, cooperation in health, energy and climate action, security and the fight against crime, cybersecurity, education, and sharing experiences in good governance in the public sector, among others, he explained.

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