Zimbabwe targets more tourists from UAE, Gulf Region

By Lastword Musekiwa

Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Babarba Rwodzi says government will continue to nurture mutual relations between Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in order to grow the sector by targeting tourists from UAE and the Gulf region at large.

In a speech read on her behalf by Permanent Secretary Dr. Taka Munyanyiwa in Harare yesterday during a welcome dinner ceremony for female bloggers from UAE, the Emirati Women Travel Bloggers who are in the country on a familiarisation tour courtesy of the Zimbabwe Embassy in the (UAE), Minister Rwodzi pledged commitment to fostering cultural exchange and tourism between Harare and Abu Dhabi.
“Your blogs will serve as windows into the heart and soul of Zimbabwe, allowing readers from all corners of the world to experience its rich heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality.
“Through your vivid descriptions, captivating photographs, and insightful narratives, you have the power to ignite the wanderlust within countless individuals, encouraging them to set foot in Zimbabwe and create unforgettable memories.
“Your visit not only highlights the natural and cultural treasures of Zimbabwe but also strengthens the bond between our two nations. The United Arab Emirates and Zimbabwe share a mutual commitment to fostering cultural exchange, tourism, and friendship,” she said.

The Minister said the bloggers through their platforms are building bridges serving as pathways for cultural understanding and appreciation, allowing Zimbabwe and UAE to connect on a deeper level.
The Emirati Women Travel Bloggers are content creators with a passion to travel to different destinations around the world showcasing culture, lifestyles, tourist attractions and cuisines of the countries visited.
The bloggers will have an opportunity to visit the Eastern Highlands, undertake Safari in Hwange and the iconic Victoria Falls.
In addition, they will have an opportunity to interact with local communities to learn and take part in cultural, gastronomy, lifestyle and day-to-day activities.

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