Dubai culture: Over half a million UAE residents, tourists visited museums, heritage sites in 2021.
27 January 2022, 12:00 AM
28 February 2022, 12:00 AM
Cultural assets have shown remarkable recovery post-pandemic: Dubai Culture.
Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) revealed numbers on Tuesday, saying the performance of its cultural assets in Dubai showed a remarkable recovery following a challenging year imposed by the repercussions of Covid-19 on the world.
A press release from Dubai Culture said a survey conducted by Dubai showed that museums, heritage sites and public libraries in Dubai continue to see visits from UAE citizens, residents and tourists.
In 2021, the total number of visits to these sites was 521,753; heritage sites topped the list, recording 50 per cent of total visitors, followed by libraries, with 39 per cent, and museums at 11 per cent.
Muna Faisal Algurg, director of the museums' department and acting CEO of the culture and heritage sector at Dubai Culture, said the performance of museums and heritage sites in the Emirate is on its path towards a full recovery when the world's museums are still suffering from the repercussions of the pandemic.