UAE Introduces Federal License for Tour Guides

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 09 February 2022
UAE Introduces Federal License for Tour Guides
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Dr Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, the Minister of State for Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium Enterprises announced the introduction of the first federal license for practicing the profession of a guide in various tourist and archaeological sites across the UAE.

“Recently, we have noticed an increasing demand for Emirati tour guides from various tourists and visitors to tourist and archaeological sites in the country as they are interested and enjoy their rich information about the UAE culture and history, their experiences, and the way they explain and describe all archaeological sites,” said Al Falasi.

A report from FNC committee cited that the Emiratisation rate in the private tourism sector reached 0.07% in 2020, which is very low compared to other sectors and does not meet the requirements of development projects and foreign investments in the country.

“The report also suggested the need to make optimal use of the experiences gained from organising the Expo 2020 in Dubai, and to benefit from this global event to promote business tourism and a sustainable economy in the country,” said FNC member, Saeed Rashid Al Abedy and chairman of the FNC’s Financial, Economic and Industrial Affairs committee

“It is also necessary to learn about the Ministry of Economy’s policy in supporting this important tourism sector, especially after the repercussions of Coronavirus in the world, which greatly affected this vital sector.”