Uganda, Nov. 22 -- Africa is set to be the world's biggest client block, by numeric strength. Strategically speaking therefore, the UAE should be devising measures to motivate more African travelers into their country. It is the UAE that needs Africa, as a client, not the other way round. The UAE is not short of national revenue streams but the tourism sector has been steadily growing. In 2006, it contributed a mere four percent of GDP and this has steadily grown, hitting over 11 percent of GDP 10 years in 2016. It is projected that by 2026, the sector will contribute more than a fifth of the country's GDP. Therefore, within the strategy pipeline of the UAE, tourism is a key pursuit.

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