Abu Dhabi: A tourism guide on the UAE for residents and tourists has been issued by the National Council of Tourism and Antiquities.
Entitled YourLives in the UAE and distributed to hotels and tourism agencies, the book contains vital information about the country, significant background about the UAE’s heritage, religious practices and rituals, traditions and customs.
“Issuing such a guide will help in raising awareness towards tourism within the country which can support the economic and social development and assist in changing people’s behaviour and some wrong practices as well,” Mohammad Khamis Al Muhairi, Director-General of the National Council of Tourism and Antiquities, said on Monday at the guide’s launch.
“Tourism also contributes to promoting mutual understanding and respect between different communities and enhancing moral values,” he added.
The tourism guide also provides an explanation of working hours, holiday programmes, transportation and some important phone numbers to help in communicating with the local community.
Your Lives in the UAE also adopts a series of initiatives to protect the environment and agriculture by explaining laws that regulate fishing and shield wildlife.
An e-version of the tourism guide is available online at http://www.uaetourism.ae/ar/