Arab League's chief lauds opening of Arab Organisation's office in the UAE

CAIRO, 2nd November 2015 (WAM) — Secretary-General of the Arab League, Nabil el-Araby on Monday hailed the decision of the UAE Cabinet, chaired by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to open an office for the Arab Tourism Organisation in the UAE.

El-Araby was speaking during a meeting with Chairman of the Arab Tourism Organisation, Dr. Bandar bin Fahad, in which they discussed ways to fend off the impact of crises of the Arab region on tourism in Arab countries.

Following the meeting, Bin Fahad noted that Arab countries have sustained losses of more than US$30 billion because of the developments in this region.

“We are discussing ways to reinvigorate inter-Arab tourism as any incident, however small, prompts a large number of non-Arab states to issue advisories warning their citizens against travel to the Arab region,” Bin Fahad added.