Chief World Explorer

Over 3,000 applicants from 99 countries applied for the Chief World Explorer job, “the best job around the world."

Interviews were hosted by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, where finalists stayed in the majestic Emirates Palace, flying Etihad Airways internationally, and JetBlue Airways domestically. 

Candidate evaluations were combined with the exploration of sites including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Falcon Hospital, Yas Marina Circuit and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, as well as dune bashing, camel riding and henna painting at the Arabian Nights Village.

Video footage from the interviews and activities will be produced into webisodes for the website, showcasing Abu Dhabi and the Chief World Explorer selection process. 

Upcoming CWE visits include:

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; Berlin, Germany; Calistoga, California; Costa Navarino, Greece; Denver, Colorado; Fort Worth, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; Nassau-Paradise Island, Bahamas; Negril, Jamaica; Maldives; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Ponce, Puerto Rico; San Juan, Puerto Rico;and St. Lucia

air sponsors
Etihad Airways, JetBlue Airways, Azul


Tourism Board Sponsors
visit abu dhabi,
Visit Berlin, Visit Calistoga, Costa Navarino, Visit Denver, Visit Fort Worth, Visit Jacksonville, Visit Jamaica, Visit Maldives, Nassau Paradise Island and St. Lucia.


Tour Operator Sponsor
Travel with Sears for destinations in Puerto Rico