FNC discusses law to set up council for tourism, heritage

DUBAI — A federal draft law on establishing a National Council for Tourism and Heritage was discussed yesterday by the Education, Youth, Information and Culture Affairs Committee of the Federal National Council (FNC).



By Mary Nammour

Published: Tue 1 May 2007, 8:25 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:18 AM

The committee held a meeting at the Dubai branch of the Secretariat General of the council, headed by Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi.

It was attended by representatives of tourism boards and departments in the UAE.

"All the parties concerned which were present at the meeting confirmed that the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Development did not inform them or consult them about this draft law," said Dr Al Qubaisi.

The committee will hold another meeting on May 6 to discuss the draft law in the presence of government officials.

"They appreciate the FNC's move to involve them in this draft law and take into consideration their views and comments. They believe this draft law is of major importance as it has to do with two essential issues in the country which are tourism and heritage," she added.

The committee will be holding another meeting on May 6 to discuss the draft law in the presence of government officials.

The meeting was also attended by members Dr Obeid Ali Al Muheiri, the committee's rapporteur, Dr Fatima Hamad Al Mazrouhi, Dr Abdel Rahim Abdellatif Chahine, Dr Nidal Ahmed Al Tunaiji, Fatima Ghanim bin Ghanim Al Marri and Sultan Saqr Al Suwaidi.


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