Ajman Tourism drives awareness campaign to regulate holiday homes sector

The Ajman Department of Tourism Development has initiated a comprehensive awareness campaign aimed at fostering regulation within the Holiday Homes sector. The primary objective is to heighten awareness among investors in the tourism sector regarding the prerequisites and procedures for obtaining licenses and permits essential for engaging in this emerging tourism venture within the emirate. His Excellency Mahmood Khaleel Alhashmi, Director General of the Ajman Department of Tourism Development, emphasized that the campaign seeks to familiarize investors with Emiri Decree No. 6 of 2023, which governs Holiday Homes in Ajman. Furthermore, the initiative includes conducting awareness workshops to equip investors with the knowledge required to leverage this investment opportunity. The overarching goal is to pave the way for expanded avenues in tourism investment within the emirate, drawing more investors keen on capitalizing on the distinctive tourism growth in both Ajman and the broader country.

Alhashmi highlighted the department’s intent to forge collaboration agreements with leading reservation platforms. This strategic move aims to streamline processes and establish a transparent legal framework for showcasing Holiday Homes on these platforms, benefiting all stakeholders involved.

Holiday Homes services were inaugurated in Ajman in 2023 with the intent of fortifying the tourism sector and enhancing the emirate’s appeal to visitors. This initiative was set in motion under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, aligning with the strategic vision for tourism development as per Emiri Decree No. 03 of 2012.

Among the services rendered is the provision of proactive guidelines and procedures to regulate Holiday Home activities, along with facilitating the acquisition of permits and licenses. Interested parties can easily register for these services through the department’s electronic system, subsequently submitting the required documents and payment to finalize the procedures.

These collective endeavors are geared towards strengthening tourism in Ajman and attracting a larger influx of visitors, with a steadfast commitment to preserving cultural heritage and supporting local communities. It is anticipated that these initiatives will significantly uplift the tourism sector in Ajman, solidifying its status as a distinguished and sustainable tourist destination in the region.

The tourism landscape in Ajman is experiencing consistent growth, boasting a range of enticing offerings such as natural reserves, hotel amenities, resorts, dining establishments, traditional markets, entertainment venues, and tourist facilities tailored to meet the preferences of both local and international tourists. Through the introduction of Holiday Home services, Ajman aims to enrich its tourism sector, attract a greater volume of visitors, and cater to the preferences of those seeking accommodations in holiday homes during their visits, all while prioritizing sustainability in line with the emirate’s vision. The Ajman Department of Tourism Development places significant emphasis on implementing sustainable tourism practices, preserving cultural heritage, and bolstering support for local communities and businesses.