ABU DHABI, DUBAI AND SHARJAH OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - In meetings conducted before, during and after the Arabian Travel Market, the World Air League provided organizational briefings for Abu Dhabi Culture & Heritage, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. The WAL also covered procedural details for the World Sky Race Host Cities Section Committee activities. The Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority hosted WAL for a tour of the Emirate. The prospective site tour highlighted Sharjah's unique history and culture. On proud display was Sharjah's aviation museum, historical and educational sites and new entertainment facilities.
During the ATM, additional meetings with potential host sites and organizing tourism bodies were held with Malaysia, Bahrain, India, Egypt, Germany and Spain.