The UAE country spent years to makeover; and has become the Middle East’s main business and tourism hub. Dubai is a wonderful tourist spot with beaches, luxury hotels, high-end malls among other attractions. So, millions of tourists visit the country each year.
For the containment of the virus, the stoppage of most of the arrivals since last month, the country is planning to reopen for tourists from July.
The director-general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Helal Al Marri, has said that they are hoping to reopen from July, though the situation is unpredictable; and that the process of revival will be slow and dependent on the global trends.
The tourism has been drawn to ‘ground zero’ with the lockdown and halts in all movements. This proved costly to all the hotels and tourism channels throughout the World.
Al-Marri also said that the Government would be lending a helping hand to the hotels in this time of crisis, by lowering the fees. Also, the municipality payments have been cut down by 50%.
The director-general also said that ‘health and hygiene’ are going to be the most important factors that everyone in the tourism department should follow without fail. It means that the hotels would have to bear more money on cleanliness and disinfecting than ever.
He also cleared that there would be no restrictions from the Government’s side in the construction of buildings.
He also said that the officials of the sector are not interested in Government controlling or pricing the hotel rooms. He expressed his confidence in the investors, they have enough experience and expertise to look into the financial matters.