The World Travel and Tourism Council, the Emirate of Dubai, is considered a safe destination for travel in accordance with the strict measures it has taken during the emerging Corona Virus pandemic (Covid 19).

The council granted the city of Dubai the stamp of safe travel, based on the strict procedures and safety and public health protocols followed by the city, especially in the context of its readiness to resume receiving international visitors again on the seventh of this July, which confirms the validity of the strict protocols for cleanliness and safety set by the city during a pandemic "Covid 19".

Standard protocols

The council clarified that the stamp, which is designed specifically for travelers, will allow identification of governments and companies all over the world that have adopted unified global protocols for health and hygiene, so that consumers can experience "safe trips".

He added that qualified companies such as hotels, restaurants, airlines, tour operators, tour operators, car rental, airports, and other sectors concerned, will be able to use the stamp once they are applied to the health protocols issued by the Council in cooperation with various partners. The Council emphasized that these global protocols were adopted in preparation for the resumption of the travel and tourism sector by more than 1,200 airlines, including some of the major tourism groups in the world, and more than 80 destinations, ensuring the safety of travelers as a top priority.

Building confidence

The Council indicated that these protocols aim to ensure compatibility around the private sector for global travel and tourism, through a coordinated, collaborative and transparent approach that will rebuild confidence in the traveler, noting that although the protocols take into account the current guidelines of the World Health Organization and the control center On diseases, they are documents that are constantly being updated based on new information available about the Covid-19 pandemic.

16.7 million international visitors

The tourism sector in Dubai achieved a remarkable growth of 5.1% in 2019, as the emirate welcomed more than 16.73 million international visitors, compared to the same period in 2018, exceeding the growth rate of global tourism.

Hotels in Dubai confirmed that they received reservations from foreign markets, at rates more than double, during the recent period, with the announcement of readiness to receive international visitors.

The emirate, which ranks fourth as the most visited destination in the world, includes 127,844 hotel rooms.

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