Dubai’s Emirates Airline is ready to welcome tourists back to Dubai, following the news that Dubai will be opening its doors to tourists from Tuesday July 7.
A new video released by Emirates talks of how Dubai is “open” to tourists, from hotels to the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.
Dubai is Open. We are ready to welcome business visitors and tourists to our city and country in July. pic.twitter.com/Q91vbEEidf— HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (@HHAhmedBinSaeed) June 22, 2020
The video says Dubai is “Open for fun, open for happy, open for Arabian culture, open for bucket lists…. This city has arms wide open, and they’re open for you”.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, and Chairman of flydubai said “the decisions to issue new travel protocols for citizens, residents and tourists travelling through Dubai airports and welcome returning residents, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will strengthen the economy by boosting one of its major pillars, the tourism and travel sector”.
He added: "The new protocols have been adopted after a detailed evaluation of the situation, both domestically and globally, and ensuring readiness to deal with all possible scenarios. The move comes at a time when the world is preparing to resume economic activities across sectors.
“Travel and tourism are among the key industries at the forefront of spurring global economic recovery. Our airports and national carriers are resuming larger scale operations by stringently implementing globally benchmarked precautionary and preventive measures that protect the health and safety of travellers.
“Since the beginning of the crisis, the UAE has implemented comprehensive measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our country has closely followed the directives of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), setting a global example in safeguarding the health and wellbeing of passengers and ensuring that flights operate smoothly."
Emirates and flydubai have clear health and safety regulations in place. Emirates is currently operating flights to more than 40 destinations, stay close to timeoutdubai.com/dubai-airport for all the latest news.
From July 7 visitors entering Dubai will need to present a recent COVID-19 negative certificate (issued a maximum of four days prior to departure), or undergo testing at Dubai airports on arrival.
When residents arrive at Dubai airports they will have to undergo a test to screen them for COVID-19. They should not leave their house until they receive the results, if they test positive they must self-isolate for 14 days. Residents sharing homes or living in high-density housing facilities will be isolated at an institutional facility if they test positive.
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