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Dubai welcomes visitors and tourists with safety measures

Dubai welcomes visitors and tourists with safety measures
Dubai a popular destination among global travelers and tourists, the city welcomed more than 12 million visitors in 2019

Dubai welcomes visitors and tourists with safety measures 

Dubai has started to welcome visitors and tourists from yesterday while adhering to the highest standards of health and safety in line with international protocols, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and CEO and founder of the Emirates Group, said on Tuesday.

Dubai officially rolled out the red carpet for the first set of holidaymakers who landed at the Dubai International Airport as soon as the clock struck 12 on Tuesday (July 7).

The combined efforts of the UAE's leadership, government and tourism sector stakeholders as well as Dubai Airports, Emirates Airlines and flydubai have resulted in the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)  recognizing Dubai as a safe destination and giving the city a Safe Travel stamp

Tourists and visitors arriving in Dubai will get a special stamp on their passports that will read: 'A warm welcome to your second home'.

How foreign tourists in Dubai can avoid quarantine:

Tourists with Covid-negative certificates can enter Dubai and explore the city without having to undergo a quarantine or isolation period.

The certificate ought to have been issued up to 96 hours prior to the travel.

Those without a Covid-negative certificate, however, will need to undergo a PCR test on arrival at the Dubai airports and self-isolate until they receive their negative results.

"If passengers opt to take the PCR test on arrival in Dubai, they must self-isolate until test results are received. If the test result is negative, passengers can leave the hotel and enjoy the trip as normal. However, if the test result is positive, passengers are asked to follow the advice of the Dubai Health Authority and self-isolate," Emirates said in a statement.

Other requirements before travelling to Dubai

Travel insurance: Tourists must have a travel insurance with Covid-19 cover or declare that they would bear the costs for treatment and isolation if required. "Bring an insurance certificate stating Covid-19 coverage to present at check-in," Emirates said.

Visa: Referring to visa requirements, Emirates said: "Depending on your nationality you can get a visa on arrival, or you can apply for your visit visa from Dubai Immigration before you travel."

Health Declaration Form: Tourists need to complete the form that states they are free from Covid-19 symptoms. This must be done before embarking.

Tracing app: Tourists must download the Covid-19 DXB app and register details. "This is critically important since it facilitates easy coordination and communication with the health authorities if tourists experience Covid-19 symptoms," Dubai authorities had said earlier.

Tourists with Covid-19 symptoms:

 If a traveler is suspected to have Covid-19 symptoms, Dubai Airports has the right to re-test to ensure the tourist is free of the virus

It is mandatory for Covid-positive tourists to isolate themselves at an institutional facility provided by the government for 14 days at their own expense

On Saturday, Dubai Tourism reassured tourists of several "comprehensive measures" to prevent the transmission of the virus.

Helal Saeed Almarri, Director-General, Dubai Tourism, said the city has put in place a robust strategy to manage the pandemic with the key priority being to safeguard the health and well-being of citizens, residents and guests. "Now, as we get nearer to reopening the city to tourists, we are encouraged by the success of the strong procedures deployed across sectors that have reinforced Dubai's commitment to the health and safety of visitors when they start arriving from July 7, a development that will be a turning point in the tourism sector's road to recovery."

Dubai Tourist hotspots

Dubai tourist hotspots ready for visitors:

From popular landmarks to hotels and leisure spots, Dubai has put all hands on deck to roll out the red carpet for tourists who will be arriving in the emirate from tomorrow, July 7. Top-draw destinations around the city have outlined their preparations to receive in-bound visitors.

Working closely with key executives from the aviation, travel and hospitality sectors, Dubai Tourism has assured global travelers that comprehensive safety measures have been put in place to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. The emirate is not only a 'must-visit destination' but one that boasts world-class health and safety standards. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) gave the emirate the Safe Travel stamp last week, validating the stringent hygiene and safety protocols the city has put in place in preparation for tourists.

Dubai Frame

Dubai Frame:

he attraction has incorporated all necessary health and safety protocols, including temperature checks at the entrance, thermal scanners, social distancing signage requiring guests to maintain a distance of two metres between each other, and regular sanitisation of the facilities.

Ski Dubai

Cinemas, Ski Dubai:

"Guests can now enjoy a completely queue-less experience by advance-booking tickets online and we also offer contactless payment options," he said. The group has also introduced safe distancing ambassadors.

Mitchell noted that they have received "overwhelmingly positive" feedback, with almost 100 per cent of Ski Dubai guests surveyed saying that they are either "satisfied or extremely satisfied" with the new protective measures in place.

Atlantis the palm

Atlantis, The Palm:

standards for hygiene and cleanliness are taken "very seriously" at the hotel to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

The five-star property has undertaken extensive measures, including assigning alternate counters for guest registration and allocating rooms with one room vacant in between to enforce social distancing. It also trained staff on Covid-19 protocols and increased the frequency of air filter replacement and HVAC system cleaning.

Every guest room is also equipped with an amenity kit, consisting of masks, gloves, and hand and spray sanitizers

Dubai Aquarium

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo:

enhanced health and safety protocols by increasing the frequency of cleaning and sanitization, implementing a health screening programme for all employees, and conducting employee temperature checks before every shift.

Social distancing will be enforced at counters and inside the venues, and the number of visitors allowed per slot per experience will be limited.

The management noted that prices to some of their most popular experiences have also been slashed by more than 50 per cent to draw in families and visitors.

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