Abu Dhabi is going to meet its goal of 4.1 million guests in the year.

Neither the economic slowdown in Europe nor the currency crisis in Russia has affected tourism in Abu Dhabi as it is all set to meet its target of 4.1 million hotel guests in 2015. However, according to a senior official, the currency crisis in Russia has affected the number of guests.

Sultan Al Dhaheri said the economic crisis did have a negative impact, but the strategy was to have visitors from various parts of the world. The acting executive director of tourism at the Tourism and Culture Authority - Abu Dhabi said the industry was able to “push other key markets.”

The TCA official added that the drop in the number of tourists coming from Russia was not “significant.”

"We are also tapping new markets. Last year, we opened an office in South Africa to focus on the African market," the Khaleej Times quoted him as saying. "In the next five years, the picture will be complete as all enablers will be in place."

According to Dhaheri, Abu Dhabi expects further growth in coming quarters. He said the TCA was focusing on emerging markets like China and India.

The TCA reached the hotel gusts target in 2014, which was 3.5 million. The target for the next year was initially set at 3.9 million with a stretch target of 4.1 million. Dhaheri said the growth, compared with 4 percent global growth, was impressive.

According to the official website of Abu Dhabi tourism, there are a number of reasons to visit the city. Family attractions include Arabian Wildlife Park, YAS Waterworld, Observation Deck at 300, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Marina Eye.

The TCA official said the Louvre Museum would be complete by the end of 2015. It is likely to open by the end of 2016.

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