UAE's Abu Dhabi sees sharp rise in Chinese tourists

Updated: Apr 2, 2018 Xinhua Print
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Abu Dhabi's Louvre museum. [Photo/VCG]

Several tourist attractions and hotels across the emirate have already received the Welcome Chinese Certification of China Tourism Academy, which is awarded to destinations offering high-quality services to Chinese visitors, including Mandarin-speaking staff.

In addition, the UAE implemented a visa on arrival scheme for Chinese nationals in late 2016, which has also helped increase the number of Chinese visitors.

Moreover, China Union Pay bank cards are widely accepted across many Abu Dhabi hotels and shopping malls, according to DCT Abu Dhabi.

Earlier last week, Etihad Airways said approximately 4 million travelers have used its routes between the UAE and China.

On March 29, the carrier celebrated 10the th anniversary of its maiden eight-hour direct flight EY888 from Abu Dhabi to Beijing.

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