Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority’s Events Licensing System (ELS) has experienced unprecedented growth, with 9,002 applications covering all types of events submitted since its official launch earlier this year.

During the second quarter of this year, the licensing system has received a surge in applications with an increase from 4,015 to 4,987 resulting in 19.5 percent growth compared to the first quarter of the year.

Aiming to facilitate and collate event registration and licensing procedures, ELS incorporates a database for event types, categories, speakers and activities, as well as acting as a reliable indicator for tourism performance, growth orientation and event’s relative success, contributing to the ongoing promotion of Abu Dhabi’s events sector.