The competition, designed to highlight Abu Dhabi as a unique global destination, was launched during Abu Dhabi Airports’ participation in the 25th edition of the World Routes Development Forum held in Adelaide, Australia in September 2019.
The competition winner, Faith Nqobile Ndhlovu, arrived at Abu Dhabi with her family from Johannesburg, South Africa and was greeted by a hostess from the VIP terminal. The family was escorted to their Limousine, benefiting from fast-track immigration services and enjoying high quality dining options from the VIP lounge in the meantime.
During their stay in Abu Dhabi, they are planning to visit key attractions, including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and a variety of other entertainment, cultural and culinary attractions.
Abu Dhabi Airports held the competition to enhance the global positioning of the city as a key airline destination among participants of the World Routes Development Forum. Held between 21 – 24 September 2019, the forum brought thousands of delegates from the aviation industry together, and offered an opportunity for Abu Dhabi Airports to showcase both the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and its world-class infrastructure and services, in particular its upcoming Midfield Terminal.
Nqobile Ndhlovu travelled from O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Through participating in the conference, Abu Dhabi Airports demonstrated to a wide variety of airline executives, including those from sub-Saharan Africa, the benefits of partnering with Abu Dhabi Airports.
Speaking on the award, SVP Aviation Development of Abu Dhabi Airports, Khalil Lamrabet, commented: “It is my pleasure to welcome Mrs. Faith Nqobile Ndhlovu to Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi International Airport. This is a destination like no other, which offers opportunities for culture, entertainment, retail and outdoor pursuits for all ages, and I hope that Faith and her family enjoy welcoming in the new decade here.”
“Through this competition, we have sought to showcase to the global aviation community the breathtaking beauty of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, attracting more airlines to the capital of the UAE and enhancing our global connectivity. In addition, we demonstrated our range of world-class aviation infrastructure and services, including our upcoming Midfield Terminal. I hope that Mrs. Ndhlovu. and her family have a fantastic stay and I wish them all a safe journey,” added Lamrabet.
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