Dubai has become very popular for shopping and tourism in the Gulf nation. Dubai is open to tourists from within the coronavirus epidemic Tuesday. Many items have been bought and sold such as the jerseys of the French football team in the big shopping malls.
With many countries still struggling with the uncertainty of tourist traffic and living under the fear of coronavirus, large shopping malls and tourist destinations have opened up here. Lately, tourism has been the main source of income for the nation. The government has made efforts to spread the message that Dubai is safe. The nation is preparing to invite tourists here in the approaching winter months.
But for that, controlling the coronavirus would be difficult for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). There are also cases of coronavirus infection in the UAE and their treatment is ongoing. The use of masks and sanitizers has been made mandatory.
“I think such actions boost people’s confidence to travel here,” said Paul Bridger, corporate director of Rob Hotels in Dubai. “Still, it will take some time to awaken faith in people.” Dubai has been famous for its tourist destinations in recent years. Its ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has spared no effort to make the Emirate, a world-class city.
Dubai is open to tourists
There is the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the Burj Al-Abar Luxury Hotel and the busiest airports in the world, Dubai International Airport. In 2019 alone, 16.7 million people visited there. Last year, 15.9 million people visited there. Most of the tourists came from India, Saudi Arabia, UK, Oman, China, Russia, and the USA.
Although the average stay of tourists visiting the Emirate is three and a half days, the restaurants, bars, and nightlife here are very crowded due to the tourists. Neighboring countries including Sharjah, Iran, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia have banned the consumption of alcohol, but in Dubai, there is the open sale and distribution of alcohol.
But the risk remains the same. Dubai’s national flag carrier has suspended flights due to coronavirus risk. Corona infection has been confirmed in more than 50,000 people in the UAE, which has a population of about 9 million. But of these, about 40,000 have recovered and 321 have died.
For those wishing to visit there, each tourist must have tested for the Covid-19, 96 hours before departure. Otherwise, if not tested, they will be tested on arrival and will remain in isolation until a health report is received. Officials said that it would be possible to get a health report in a few hours. In addition, those who want to visit Dubai must have health insurance including COVID-19.