Al Ain
From The Report: Abu Dhabi 2015
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Just over 50% of Al Ain’s Emirati population is under 20 years old and this young labour force, coupled with efforts outlined in Plan Al Ain 2030 to promote diversification should see the metropolitan area of Al Ain become an economic centre moving forward. The region’s status as an aerospace industry hub is growing rapidly, with this set to generate both direct jobs in the industry and to provide employment and training in non-technical areas. Meanwhile the promotion of eco- and cultural tourism has helped boost visitor numbers to the region, with 641,000 hotel guest nights in 2013, up 12% year-on-year from 571,000, and accounting for 7.3% of all guest nights in the emirate.