The Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 3, 2019. Picture taken January 3, 2019. REUTERSHamad I MohammedReuters.jpg

Reuters reports officials in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, have decided to “reduce tourism-related fees” after seeing significantly fewer international visitors than neighboring Dubai. The Department of Culture & Tourism announced plans to drop tourism fees from 6% to 3.5%. The tourism sector is a key alternative to oil,” said Saif Saeed Ghobash. “It is necessary to support this sector as it experiences difficulties to allow it to contribute to the achievement of future goals.”