Video: UAE World's Coolest Winter ends; fresh dates announced

Dubai - Sheikh Mohammed announces grand success of campaign: Dh1 billion revenue and 950,000 tourists.

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Screengrab from video shared by Sheikh Mohammed.
Screengrab from video shared by Sheikh Mohammed.

Published: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 3:40 PM

Last updated: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 5:37 PM

The UAE has concluded the World’s Coolest Winter campaign — its first domestic tourism drive that encouraged residents to explore the country’s hidden gems this winter.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, took to Twitter to list down its successes.

The campaign saw 950,000 tourists explore the country in a whole new light. It generated revenues of over Dh1 billion within a month.

The 45-day campaign was launched on December 12, 2020, as part of the newly-launched UAE Strategy for Domestic Tourism.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid tweeted: “(The campaign saw) over 2,000 media reports and 215 million views on videos that captured the UAE’s beauty and the impact of teamwork.”

The campaign’s creative initiatives and events reached over 20 million people across the world.

Next campaign

Next winter, the UAE will launch a “bigger and better campaign” on December 15, 2021, as the world begins to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sheikh Mohammed thanked the Ministry of Economy, the UAE Government Media Office and local tourism entities for the successful campaign.

Emirates Tourism app

The ‘Emirates Tourism’ app was launched to guide domestic and international tourists to over 600 hotspots across the emirates. It featured over 275 exclusive deals in hotels, restaurants and other tourist attractions worth Dh72,000 for every user.

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