Abu Dhabi to turn Emirati businesses into heritage attractions

Al Foah Dates Factory and Al Khaznah Tannery to be developed into tourist attractions
By Staff writer
Tue 21 Nov 2017 04:46 PM

Abu Dhabi has announced plans to transform two local businesses into new heritage leisure attractions which will be open for tourists.

A delegation from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT) has visited the Al Foah Dates Factory and Al Khaznah Tannery to follow up on the plans, state news agency WAM reported.

The Al Foah Company in Al Ain owns the largest organic farm in the world - the Al Foah Organic Date Farm, which is being revamped into a leisure attraction.

Mubarak Al Nuaimi, director of Promotions and Overseas Offices, DCT, said: "These new visitor attractions now provide more adventure for our travellers to the emirate and give our guests even more choice of things to do and experience. These family-friendly places to visit give an insight into our culture and heritage while revealing important parts of our history."

The plan to introduce a visitor experience to the Al Foah Dates Factory will aid in attracting local, regional and international visitors, he said, adding that he expects a surge in interest for authentic cultural experiences.

The delegation also visited Al Khaznah Tannery, which will offer a glimpse into the UAE’s hand-made leather production, a practice integral to Emirati cultural heritage, WAM added.

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