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This week on Marketplace Middle East

Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan.
Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The UAE has offered advice and expertise to plug the leak in the Gulf of Mexico
  • MME take a look at the advanced technology in place in Abu Dhabi to prevent oil spills
  • Plus MME talks to the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority

In focus -- Technology transfer

It's been a month since an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico led to one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history. This week the UAE announced that it is ready to offer advice and expertise to help plug the leak. MME takes an inside look at the advanced technology in place in Abu Dhabi to prevent and respond to spills in a region overflowing with oil.

Facetime -- Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority

Over 90 percent of the UAE's crude reserves are based in Abu Dhabi and the revenues have built up the Emirate's cash reserves. Now, Abu Dhabi is keen to diversify away from oil with a push towards tourism. The sector was up 19 percent in the first quarter of this year alone.

MME talks to the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan and asks him where this growth is coming from.

Watch the show this week at the times (GMT) below:

Friday: 0915, 1745
Saturday: 0445
Sunday: 0615,1745