The commitment to preventive and precautionary measures in the tourism sector in Dubai increased to 89%
Within the framework of the broad precautionary measures applied by the Emirate of Dubai to confront the "Covid-19" pandemic and limit its spread, in order to ensure the safety of its residents and visitors, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai "Dubai Tourism" confirmed the continuation of cooperation and coordination with various authorities to ensure that facilities adhere to the announced precautionary and preventive measures According to the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai, and the imposition of penalties against violators, where the penalties range from violations and fines, to final warning, suspension of permits and closure of the facility.
This comes at a time when Dubai is doubling its efforts to ensure that it is one of the safest destinations in the world, by applying the most stringent international standards, preventive protocols and precautionary measures that have been circulated in the emirate, in addition to the set of strict controls and guidelines followed in airports and means of transportation within the city. And in hotels, restaurants, retail stores and entertainment destinations, which aim in their entirety to maintain the health, safety and well-being of community members as well as tourists, and to continue to provide world-class hospitality experiences to visitors to the emirate.
Dubai Tourism stated that it has intensified inspection tours since the beginning of the year, to ensure that those involved in the tourism sector comply with the application of all preventive measures, precautionary measures and the declared international standards. Since the end of the year 2020 until now, Dubai Tourism has conducted about 10 thousand inspection tours, For hotel establishments and recreational facilities, 274 violations were issued, 47 facilities were closed, and the compliance rate reached 89%.
In addition to conducting joint inspection tours with Dubai Police, in cooperation with Dubai Municipality and Dubai Economy, especially for places that witness large gatherings.
The Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai decided to extend the work of the preventive measures that were approved by the committee at the beginning of last February, and to continue their application until mid-April 2021, specifically until the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan.
These measures include continuing to reduce numbers by 70% in various sectors and activities, including shopping centers, hotels, swimming pools and private beaches in hotels, while cinemas, activities and entertainment and sporting events inside closed halls will continue to receive no more than 50% of the place's capacity while enhancing the preventive measures.
Dubai was one of the first global cities to initiate a clear strategy to deal with this pandemic, which took steps in several stages to contain the Coronavirus, and what it required from launching awareness campaigns, wide sterilization operations, and setting the necessary regulations and guidelines to educate people and teach them how to protect and protect themselves, Especially since preserving the health and safety of Dubai's residents and visitors was and remains a top priority for the Dubai government, to be followed by the stage of reopening the economy in its various sectors and activities, including the tourism sector, and until the stage of full recovery.
A true partnership
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai (Dubai Tourism) has been keen to maintain constant communication with its partners, whether inside or outside the country, due to its deep belief that the relationship it has with them is a true partnership relationship. In order to empower and document it, all forms of support and advice are provided to them.
This was evident in the virtual meetings organized by the department in the first phase, keeping them informed of all developments up-to-date, as well as the launch of the various incentives within the economic stimulus packages that the Emirate of Dubai provided since the beginning of the pandemic, including exemptions and fee reductions, leading to the holding of direct meetings while taking precautionary measures in later.
In order to consolidate the confidence of its visitors and guests, whether from inside or outside the country, in the safety of its procedures and preventive measures to experience distinctive experiences in all attractions, landmarks and hotel facilities, the city of Dubai obtained a "Safe Travel Seal" from the World Tourism Council for travel and tourism, thus enhancing its position as one of the safest destinations in the world .
Dubai Tourism, in cooperation with the Department of Economic Development, Dubai Economy, and Dubai Municipality also launched the “Dubai Guarantee” seal, which is granted to hotels, shopping centers and shops, restaurants and cafes, and tourist and entertainment destinations that demonstrate full compliance with health and safety guidelines and protocols. Preventive measures in force across the emirate, and hotel establishments in Dubai have taken comprehensive measures and steps to protect their guests, in addition to putting strict preventive measures in place at all points of direct contact, whether with visitors or guests.
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