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UNWTO officially certifies Emirate of Fujairah as a sustainable tourist destination 

by Madaline Dunn

Emirate of Fujairah has officially been certified as a sustainable tourist destination by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), awarding the Fujairah Adventures Center a membership certification confirming its status as an Affiliate Member of the UNWTO.

Fujairah Adventures Center is considered to be the first governmental organisation established by a royal decree of HH Shaikh Muhammad bin Hamad Alsharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah. It is also positioned as a regulator and activator of adventure tourism in the Emirate of Fujairah.

The certificate was awarded to the Fujairah Adventures Center during the 25th meeting of the UNWTO in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, which took place on 18 October 2023. 

There, the Park represented the Emirate of Fujairah, submitted the accreditation portfolio, and presented destinations and projects related to adventure and sustainable tourism.

The certification recognises Fujairah Adventures Center’s commitment to respecting, observing, and upholding the UNWTO’s aims, principles, and policies, as well as its success in fulfilling the established obligations and responsibilities of an Affiliate Member.

Amr Zein Eddin, Director of Fujairah Adventures Center, commented: “This accreditation by the UNWTO underlines the tremendous efforts and dedication of the Emirate of Fujairah, which consistently strives to position itself as a leading destination across all sectors, guided by the vision and directives of its wise leadership.”

“The tourism sector has long been a priority for the Emirate, with a solid focus on ensuring its sustainability,” Zein Eddin added. “Our team at the Fujairah Adventures Center is proud to be playing our part in promoting the Emirate on a global scale, by joining the exclusive ranks of the UNWTO Affiliate Members.”

UNWTO Affiliate Members include over 500 companies, educational and research institutions, destinations, and NGOs, providing a platform for members to engage in dialogue, share knowledge, and take action, working together to promote the exchange of knowledge among key stakeholders and promote the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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