September 2017.
The GCC is gearing up to promote cultural tourism and invest billions to develop new world-class cultural attractions within the region. Most of these projects are aiming to be completed within tight deadlines and are in urgent need of specialised companies who can help win successful execution. Below are some of the main upcoming projects:
•    UAE: Dubai Historical District (DHD) which includes 65 heritage restoration projects and 31,000 sqm of museums like the Perfume Museum, Al Maktoum Museum, Creek Museum along with other projects including Culture of Sea (Heritage Crust Center), Children Pavilion, and the Dubai Cultural Heritage
•    Saudi: Under the Vision 2030, the number of public and private museums will increase from 155 to 241, UNESCO World Heritage Sites from 4 to 10, and archaeological sites suitable to visit from 75 to 155. In addition, the Kingdom will increase the number of archaeological heritage sites from 10 to 28, and increase cultural events and activities from 190 to 400 annually
•    Oman: Pledged investments of $2.5 billion for the Omagine Project which includes 18 museums, four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Royal Opera House Muscat and Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, among others
In addition, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan and Egypt have also committed to developing their museums and heritage sites to promote cultural tourism within their countries.

In light of this, we are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Cultural Tourism Middle East conference (21-23 November, Dubai, UAE), hosted in partnership with the Architectural Heritage Society. This event will host senior officials from Middle East ministries of tourism and culture, museum authorities, tourism development and investment companies, industry associations and a host of regional and international design companies, contractors, and project owners to discuss the ongoing and upcoming projects within the region. ,

Nitin Alfred
Partnership Director
Email: partnership@iqpc.ae
Tel: +971 4 360 2800