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Abu Dhabi has been named the fastest growing destination city in the Middle East and Africa, according to the 2017 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index.

The UAE capital ranked fourth globally as a leading destination city with a projected increase of 4.5 percent in visitor figures, as well as the fourth fastest growing destination city out of 132 countries worldwide.

Commenting on the achievement, H.E. Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general, Tourism & Culture Authority Abu Dhabi, highlighted, “[…] With the recently announced launch of the much-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi and cultural exhibitions such as Hajj: Memories of a Journey, the capital’s reputation as a destination of distinction continues to grow, building on the unique experiences and cultural heritage offered.”