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Ask Ali Joins Etihad Airways IFE to Promote Abu Dhabi

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[HD video below] Etihad Airways has signed up Ali Al Saloom as the host and producer for its new inflight television program about life in the airlines home-base of Abu Dhabi.

The program, Welcome to Abu Dhabi with Ask Ali, responds to growing interest in Abu Dhabis cultural background and showcases the UAEs capital as it develops as a global cultural and tourism destination.

Ali has become well known across the UAE for his witty and friendly presentation style which he uses throughout the program that will be available on Etihad inflight entertainment from 1 May 2011.

Ali is a young and talented Emirati and who is passionate about promoting his countrys culture and heritage to residents and newcomers and so he was an ideal choice to host this program that we anticipate to become very popular amongst our customers from around the world, said Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer. Etihads inflight entertainment service is perfect to showcase the fantastic growth and opportunities that exist in Abu Dhabi whether its cultural, sporting or commercial, and the new program offers this and much more so our passengers are encouraged to tune the next time they fly with us.

Ali has carved out a niche for himself in the UAE as a cultural consultant who regularly speaks at public and corporate events. He said, I am honoured to have been chosen to present this new and exciting program that will be viewed by thousands of Etihad passengers flying to Abu Dhabi and beyond from around the world ... Together with Etihad I hope to continue to portray this image of Abu Dhabi as a pulsating and inspiring city and will encourage more visitors to come here.

Why Abu Dhabi? HD Video Interview

At the ITB Asia in Singapore late last year, TravelNewsAsia.com spoke with Ms. Gillian Taylor the Business Events Manager of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.

In the interview Ms. Taylor tells us how Abu Dhabi differs from Dubai, what new attractions are opening soon, how many hotel rooms are now open and how many will open, a little about Ferrari World as well as which countries within Asia Pacific Abu Dhabi is targeting.

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