Advances in cultural tourism: Two examples from the emirate of abu dhabi (uae)

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The aim of this paper is analyzing desert remoteness as a potential competitive advantage for cultural tourism. In the emirate of Abu Dhabi, at least two destinations can capitalize on the perception of insularity, while at the same time offering high levels of comfort and accessibility. This text seeks to provide an overview on the matter, and enters a conceptual dimension about the singularity of remoteness, as a complement rather than an opposition to urban centrality. To do so, the insular condition is applied to an island and an oasis in analogous terms, through a heuristic-guided methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1027-1033
Number of pages7
JournalGeojournal of Tourism and Geosites
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Aridity
  • Economic growth
  • Heritage tourism
  • Remoteness
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Cultural Studies
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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