Dubai welcomes tourists with safety measures in place

Staff Report
Filed on July 7, 2020
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(Image: Dubai Airports/Twitter)

Dubai officially rolled out the red carpet for the first set of holidaymakers who landed at the airport.

Dubai has started to welcome visitors and tourists from today 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)  recognising Dubai as a safe destination and giving the city a Safe Travel stamp, Sheikh Ahmed  tweeted.

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

Videos posted by the emitate's General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) on Instagram show socially distanced travel procedures that are in place at the airport. Time-stamped 12.16am and 12.20am, the videos show tourists in masks and gloves complying with all precautionary measures as they clear immigration and other travel formalities.

A popular destination among global travellers, the city welcomed more than 12 million visitors in 2019, according to official figures.

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