7. Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry

Company: Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi)
Designation: Director General Tourism Sector
Nationality: Emirati
Sector: Tourism Development

Al Geziry assumed his current role in April 2022. DCT Abu Dhabi is instrumental in bringing events like the UFC and NBA to the region and is targeting 24 million visitors by the end of 2023. In February 2023, DCT Abu Dhabi signed an MoU with the INPEX Corporation through its subsidiary Japan Oil Development for a $7.6 million sponsorship of the upcoming TeamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi. Al Geziry has been in the tourism industry since 2002 and has previously held leadership positions at DTCM, Meraas Holding, and Ajman Tourism Development Department.