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Government of Dubai Department of Tourism
Government of Dubai Department of Tourism
Summit Patrons
Summit Patrons
Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2008 Tourism for Tomorrow Travelport

HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahoon Al Nahyan

Chairman, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority & Tourism & Development Investment Company

Born in the United Arab Emirates in 1970, Sheikh Sultan is qualified as an architect engineer from the UAE University. He continued his studies in the USA, gaining his MA in Economic Studies, with a major in International Relations, from Tufts University.

Sheikh Sultan is a member of the Abu Dhabi ruling family and was appointed Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) on its establishment in September 2004. He is the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Culture and Heritage Authority (ADACH).

In Al Ain, the capital of the Eastern Region, Sheikh Sultan is also Under Secretary at the Court of the Ruler's Representative for the region. He was also Chairman of the Al Ain Economic Development and Tourism Promotion Authority.

Sheikh Sultan holds a number of official positions including Chairman of Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), Chairman of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC). He is also a Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE.
He recently became a member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi Emirate.

In his role as Chairman of TDIC, Sheikh Sultan has been personally involved in the direction of the transformation of Saadiyat Island and the emergence of its now world-renowned Cultural District which will be home to the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Sultan is also patron of the Middle East Council of the Urban Land Institute the international, non-profit research and educational organisation catering to professionals in land use and real estate development.

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