After the halted of all incoming flights from March 24, Dubai/United Arab Emirates will be opening its door and welcoming the world on July 7 according to the Dubai Tourism Officials. With an interview with Director General of Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing Department to Bloomberg TV, he informed that the process is likely to be gradual and could be delayed until September, depending on restrictions across the rest of the world.
Dubai in the past few weeks had ease the lockdown and started to open most of the commercial activities practicing the standard health regulations. Dubai permitted restaurants to restart their operations with 30 percent of staff. Also, the shopping malls have also been allowed to open partially. Places of public gathering like mosques, cinemas, and playgrounds will remain shut until further notice. Dubai, UAE holds the majority of the Tourist market in the Middle East with an estimated 16.7 million tourists visiting last year. Tourist visas for UAE have been suspended since March 17 as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Dubai has removed the lockdown on two highly populated commercial districts of low-wage migrant workers after the UAE relaxed nationwide Coronavirus curfews during the last weekend. The decision was taken by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management as no new COVID-19 cases were reported in the two districts in the last two days.