As we know all too well, COVID-19 infections reached catastrophic levels in the month of March, forcing the world as we knew it to come to an abrupt halt. ‘Closed’ and ‘postponed’ were the two words that were everywhere as governments across the world – including Dubai – urged people to stay indoors to help prevent the rapid spread of the deadly virus. Businesses and even countries closed their doors overnight.
Skip forward three months, and it is evident that the UAE government’s preventive measures and the heroic efforts of those at the frontlines have been successful in controlling the spread of the virus. Lockdown restrictions have been eased across the country with malls, hotels, and public transport resuming activities for over a month in Dubai. With the number of active COVID-19 cases consistently plummeting, the UAE lifted travel restrictions last week allowing citizens and residents to travel to select destinations.
It was announced on Sunday that the Emirate will welcome tourists starting July 7. Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announced the new air travel protocols for Dubai citizens, residents, and visitors.
Following the announcement, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, took to Twitter to release a one-minute long video that features all the activities in Dubai that have resumed post the coronavirus pandemic.
“Dubai is Open. We are ready to welcome business visitors and tourists to our city and country in July,” read his tweet.
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