In order to reassure both local and overseas vacationers, authorities have taken stringent measures in line with efforts to combat Covid-19.

As Dubai prepares to open its doors to travelers from all over the world, the authorities are ensuring that the Emirate’s hotels can offer their guests not only an excellent but also a safe travel destination.

In order to reassure both local vacationers and overseas travelers, authorities have taken stringent measures in line with efforts to combat Covid-19.

Hotels that are preparing to reopen must adopt health and safety protocols. Disinfection must be carried out daily and frequently, and all rooms, facilities and air conditioning should be thoroughly sterilized.

Lobbies, public areas and other contact points are subject to improved hygiene. Maintaining social distance – from restaurants to elevators – will be a priority.

“We are adopting a zero tolerance approach to managing all health and safety protocols and are working closely with our hospitality partners to effectively implement these measures as guest safety will be paramount when transitioning to the new protocol.” said Khalid Saeed bin Touq, general manager for tourism and classification at Dubai Tourism.

Some leisure time restrictions have recently been relaxed, including the reopening of hotel beaches and the resumption of water sports. However, this decision also involved a number of regulations, including disinfection and frequent sterilization.

Beach goers and their sun loungers had to keep a distance of two meters from each other. There should be a distance of four meters between two groups of people. Only hotel guests have access to the private beach property.

Other hotel facilities remain closed as the reopening is to be gradual.

Dubai’s tourism inspectors will regularly monitor these private beaches to ensure compliance with security measures.

“This gradual relaxation of restrictions on hotels’ beaches and water activities is one of the more critical parts of our economic reopening plans, as it will be a key component of Dubai’s leisure offerings and will enable the reactivation of tourism to be stimulated across the sector, among others City, “said Bin Touq.

Restaurants, on the other hand, can serve both residents and non-residents, but with reduced seating capacity. A distance of two meters must be maintained between the tables, while take-away meals as well as contact less payment and delivery are actively promoted.

“While we continuously assess the current situation and look beyond the pandemic, we will be guided by experts from our health authorities in the various phases of the reopening of the tourism sector to protect Dubai’s reputation as one of the world’s cities and one of them.” the safest travel destinations in the world, “added the Dubai tourism representative.

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