Dubai: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has conducted the Tour Guide Recognition Forum at Etihad Museum. The forum was attended by more than 40 tour guides, who were honored at the event.
The objective of the forum is to inspire and recognize the unwavering dedication of tour guides who champion the significance of Dubai’s heritage sites, museums, handicrafts, and history.
Ms. Muna Faisal Algurg, CEO of the Culture and Heritage Sector at Dubai Culture, stressed the importance of this initiative, as tour guides constitute an important part of the work system in the cultural tourism sector. Ms. Algurg reaffirmed Dubai Culture’s keenness to empower tour guides by stating that “the tour guides honored tonight play a pivotal role in reflecting Dubai’s rich identity, history, and achievements through highlighting its culture to the visitors of our museums and heritage sites.”
The forum further celebrated the recognition of several tourism institutions and offices for their substantial contributions towards inspiring Emiratis to embark on careers as tour guides that focus on showcasing the historical and heritage sites of Dubai. These initiatives and projects actively promote Emiratization within the profession, offering young individuals a valuable opportunity to connect with their nation’s rich culture and history, reflecting Dubai Culture’s commitment to fostering collaborations with both the public and private sectors in the emirate.
In addition, the organization of the Forum highlights the importance of the cultural and heritage sites in Dubai, encouraging all members of society to visit them to explore the unique cultural experiences.