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Video: Free entry for frontline heroes to 2 UAE cultural icons

Staff Reporter /Abu Dhabi Filed on October 19, 2020 | Last updated on October 19, 2020 at 06.45 am
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They must pre-book their tickets online and present their Emirates ID upon arrival.

The UAE's frontline heroes will enjoy free entry to Abu Dhabi's cultural icons Qasr Al Hosn and Louvre Abu Dhabi. The heroes and three guests will get free access to the destinations for six months starting from October 21.

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT-Abu Dhabi) has collaborated with the Frontline Heroes Office to "demonstrate its gratitude to the bravery and dedication of the country's frontline professionals". The gesture aims to provide "comfort and relaxation" to those who have been serving on the frontlines of the Covid-19 war "following months of hard work serving communities across the UAE".

Saood Al Hosani, acting undersecretary of DCT-Abu Dhabi, said art and medicine are linked by a "shared higher purpose: The betterment of humanity".

"Many of our hardworking physicians, nurses, sterilisation specialists and other frontline professionals and volunteers have barely had a chance to slow down for the past eight months. To thank them for their dedication, it is our pleasure to offer complimentary access to two of DCT-Abu Dhabi's most spectacular cultural assets - a way of encouraging them to take some time to reflect, recharge, and reconnect with their creative sides.

"As these professionals have healed and protected so many in our community, may the treasures contained within Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Hosn comfort and replenish them in turn."

Frontline heroes include medical and non-medical staff in healthcare facilities; and those working in prevention and protection.

How to avail of the offer

>Frontline heroes must ensure that they are registered with the Frontline Heroes Office

>They must pre-book their tickets online and present their Emirates ID upon arrival 

Staff Reporter

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