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His Highness Sheikh Sultan is a member of the
Al Nahyan ruling family – one of the six ruling
families of the United Arab Emirates – and is
based in Abu Dhabi. Born in 1970, he qualified
as an architectural engineer from the UAE
University before going on to gain an MA in
economic studies, with a major in International
Relations fromTufts University. His subsequent
passion for the development and promotion
of tourism in Abu Dhabi brought significant
worldwide recognition. He has been personally
involved in preserving, and developing, the
emirate’s tourism resources in line with Abu
Dhabi’s 2030 Plan. He was previously Chairman
of the Al Ain Economic Development and
Tourism Promotion Authority – the forerunner
of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA).
With his strong beliefs that tourism plays a
vital role in promoting friendship, benevolence
and understanding, his appointment as ADTA
Chairman – on its establishment in September
2004 – gave him the opportunity to secure Abu
Dhabi’sprofileonthe internationalmap. ADTA’s
establishment was hugely significant as it paid
testimony to the government’s commitment to
the industry through its creation of a statutory
body with comprehensive responsibilities for
the promotion of Abu Dhabi’s international
profile and the progression of its tourism sector.
Sheikh Sultan has worked tirelessly to promote
Abu Dhabi’s many tourist attractions to attract
international visitors and travellers to the
emirate, thereby improving the economy.
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