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Coronavirus: DCT Abu Dhabi launches new hygiene certification for tourism sector

Billed as a first of its kind in the region, the certificate aims to upgrade and standardise the cleanliness and hygiene levels across the tourism sector

A new safe and clean certification programme has been launched by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). Billed as a first of its kind in the region, the certificate aims to upgrade and standardise the cleanliness and hygiene levels across all businesses and organisations in the tourism sector.

As hotels, malls and other attractions in Abu Dhabi prepare to cautiously re-welcome guests to their venues, DCT Abu Dhabi aims to safeguard the health and wellbeing of consumers by offering certifications that ensure the compliance of standardised hygiene levels in tourism destinations and industry businesses within the emirate, the statement said.

“Our priority is to ensure that our residents and visitors feel safe and comfortable in Abu Dhabi. We believe that it is imperative for all institutions and businesses to elevate and then maintain hygiene standards. Our dedicated team has been working closely with different stakeholders to ensure that this programme considers all elements of health and safety and we encourage all hotels and industry partners to attain the certificate,” said Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, executive director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi.

The certification programme will be rolled out in phases, the statement said. Phase one will be dedicated to hotels in Abu Dhabi, with other attractions and businesses to follow.

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