Dubai to open for Tourism, promises to take only ‘a moment more’

“Every rising sun brings us closer to when we can see each other again,” reassured the tourism authority of Dubai in a heart-warming message published across social networking sites.

The one-minute video, published on the evening of June 8, shows the various strategies implemented in Dubai during the last three months, ranging from curfews, the sterilisation of roads, and enforcing social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19.

“We will welcome you with open doors. We will make your journey extraordinary. We said we needed a moment, and it will only be a moment more. We will see you soon,” said Dubai Tourism in the video, which was viewed over 280,000 times so far.

According to earlier Gulf News reports, Dubai could start to reopen to tourists by July. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Helal Al Marri, director general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, was quoted as saying the process is likely to be gradual and could be delayed until September, depending on restrictions across the rest of the world.

“The thing about the scenario is a global question,” Al Marri said. “Many countries remain closed and it’s more about the bilateral discussion.”