The Director General of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai, Hilal Saeed Al-Marri, said that the emirate is ready and ready to go to the new stage to welcome its guests again during the coming period, noting that the second stage to reopen the tourist market will start soon, and is to receive visitors who will visit their families or have Meetings, provided that recreational tourism starts in some countries.
He stated that Dubai is an exceptional city as it applies the highest safety standards in all stages of travel according to the highest international specifications, and there will be a gradual opening of markets according to the readiness of every country in the world, and we expect that when the markets are reopened, the demand will be very high, as the emirate is among the five most preferred destinations For tourists who want to visit it in the coming months.
The new stage
In detail, Hilal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai, said, “We are ready and ready to go to the new stage to welcome our guests again in the Emirate of Dubai.” He pointed out that there are three stages to reopen the markets, as we moved from a phase of complete stopping to taking Some actions and gradual reopening.
Al-Marri said that the second stage, which will start soon, is to receive visitors who will visit their families or have meetings, provided that recreational tourism starts from some countries. He explained that the third stage is the stage that we are all waiting for, that is, after Corona, where we hope that things will return to normal, pointing out that the reception of tourists depends on several conditions, especially the health and safety of citizens and residents alike. He said that since the twelfth of last month of May, we started the gradual opening of hotel establishments and vacation homes, based on strict controls, adding that the committee’s decision to return the economic movement in the Emirate of Dubai is a very positive indicator for the tourism sector, and accelerates the return of tourism activity in the emirate.
Conditions and controls
And that the department has published on its website all the requirements and operating controls for the various tourist establishments, including the activities covered and not covered, such as swimming pools, spa and sauna as well as special events, indicating that all these procedures are subject to evaluation, where we monitor the conditions and expect to update these procedures periodically Based on the decisions of the Corona Virus Control and Control Center.
Al-Marri said, “Dubai is an exceptional city, as it applies the highest safety standards at all stages of travel according to the highest international specifications, and there will be a gradual opening of markets according to the readiness of every country in the world.” Pointing out that “receiving tourists again will take into account all changes. ».
China and Russia
"For example, in some markets, such as the Russian and Chinese markets, we would have found greater demand for group reservations, but we expect to have travel individually or with family members at this stage," he said.
He continued: «With regard to our contacts with other countries and the reopening of the atmosphere and the return of the tourist movement, we are communicating with everyone to find the appropriate environment to open the markets, we were evaluating the economic effects of (Covid-19) not only on the tourism sector, but for all sectors, and it is important To have full coordination from all local and international partners. ”
And that "many countries of the world have announced the opening of their markets or the date of the reopening, and we are in contact with them, and we will start with these countries when we are ready."
He pointed out that «it is very important to restore confidence in the tourism sector and we focus on the main factors that ensure the success of Dubai, and there are very positive indicators, as the emirate is among the five most preferred destinations for tourists who wish to visit in the coming months.
He said: «We recently launched a campaign entitled (We meet soon), to connect with millions with Dubai fans, and this gives us an idea of the large volume of demand for Dubai, and we expect that when the markets reopen, the demand will be very high.
He added: «We heard from (Emirates Airlines) that they will resort to re-making reservations via the Internet in the coming month of July, for a gradual restart», indicating that «coordination with (Emirates Airlines) is ongoing as it is, with flydubai, a key partner for us, We have full commitment to all international standards. ”
He stated that «the virus imposed a new reality, not only for the tourism sector, but for the various sectors, and we study the changes on a daily basis, and people were asking about health and safety measures for airlines and airports, but they are asking more about the cities themselves and the measures that they have taken», adding «we in Dubai We apply global and safe standards, including physical spacing. ” He continued: «Dubai enjoys great flexibility, and is able, under its leadership, to return strongly, and maintain its distinguished position at the forefront of tourist destinations in the world.»
Communication with the private sector
Hilal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai, said: “We are in contact with all partners in the private sector, and we have held dozens of meetings with them regarding the needs of hotel establishments and to learn how to help.” He added: “We thank the federal and local government for incentive programs. Introduction, especially exemptions and deferment of fees and taxes.
He stated that «there is full support to reopen the markets, and we hope that our partners in the tourism sector will adhere to the safety standards set by the Dubai government, because this issue is very important to reopen the markets.