Win would 'significantly boost revenue'
Baghdad bids to be Arab tourism capital 2025
Baghdad — Qahtan Al-Jubouri, the Prime Minister’s advisor for cultural affairs, tourism, and antiquities, announced on Saturday plans to nominate Baghdad as the Arab tourism capital for 2025.
Speaking to Iraqiya TV, Al-Jubouri stated, “Under the guidance of Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani, we are compiling a comprehensive nomination for Baghdad to be the Arab Tourism Capital in 2025, to coincide with the Arab Summit scheduled for that year.”
He detailed that “a senior committee has been established to assemble the nomination in coordination with the Arab Tourism Organization and the Council of Arab Tourism Ministers. The nomination will be submitted to both the Council of Arab Tourism Ministers and the Arab Tourism Organization in August, with the goal of securing Baghdad’s selection as the Arab Tourism Capital for 2025.”
Al-Jubouri further noted, “This prestigious recognition would significantly boost Iraq’s revenue by drawing tourists from around the world to its archaeological and tourist attractions. As such, the preparation of this nomination requires extensive support from beyond the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Antiquities.”