The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has launched an online Event Ticketing System, an expansion of its recently launched Event Licensing System that aims to streamline and facilitate event registration and licensing procedures. Other features of the new Event Ticketing System include a database for tracking tourism performance, growth trends and types of events; collating event information including segments, speakers and activities; and providing indicators of rates of success and achievement of event objectives.
DCT Abu Dhabi held a series of specialized workshops for those interested in using the Event Ticketing System, including hotel establishments, event organizers, shopping centers and meetings facilities owners.
The new Event Ticketing System processes ticketing electronically and includes events where tickets are sold after obtaining the initial approval from the system, in addition to providing a database for ticketed events.
Nasser Al Reyami, Regulatory and Licensing Department Director at DCT Abu Dhabi, said, "This system is a new starting point for the Event Licensing System, which is managed by DCT Abu Dhabi with the aim of providing solutions and infrastructure to support its activities that will maintain the steady growth of the Emirate's tourism sector.”
"This step reflects our commitment to adopting an e-services system, consolidating Abu Dhabi's leadership as a sustainable tourism destination and a global economic hub. The Ticketing System offers a wide range of additional features, such as an online ticketing service that produces, promotes and distributes tickets after events are approved," he continued.
In March 2017, DCT Abu Dhabi launched a unified system for licensing all events held in Abu Dhabi, providing an integrated online platform that delivers an efficient method to record and license all events held in the Emirate. Instead of obtaining the necessary approvals from each of the 22 relevant entities separately, event organizers can access the online platform, submit an application for obtaining an event license along with the required documents, and depending on the type of event, expect to receive approvals within 7 days.
About The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction that enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The Department manages the emirate's tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programs relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Zayed National Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The Department of Culture and Tourism supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honor the emirate's heritage. A key role played by the Department is to create synergy in the destination's development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base. For more information go to www.dctabudhabi.ae.