A member of staff checks the temperature of a tourist at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira on July 9. Dubai reopened its doors to international visitors last week in the hope of reviving its tourism industry after a nearly four-month closure. Photo: AFP A member of staff checks the temperature of a tourist at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira on July 9. Dubai reopened its doors to international visitors last week in the hope of reviving its tourism industry after a nearly four-month closure. Photo: AFP
A member of staff checks the temperature of a tourist at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira on July 9. Dubai reopened its doors to international visitors last week in the hope of reviving its tourism industry after a nearly four-month closure. Photo: AFP
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Temperature checks, nasal swabs, plenty of beach: Dubai tourism restarts

  • Travel restrictions remain and the Gulf summer is starting, yet Dubai has reopened to tourists. It hopes leisure travel will pick up by autumn and high season
  • ‘I see a very strong comeback,’ says emirate’s tourism chief, who thinks Dubai’s health care system and extensive Covid-19 precautions put it ahead of the pack

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A member of staff checks the temperature of a tourist at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira on July 9. Dubai reopened its doors to international visitors last week in the hope of reviving its tourism industry after a nearly four-month closure. Photo: AFP A member of staff checks the temperature of a tourist at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira on July 9. Dubai reopened its doors to international visitors last week in the hope of reviving its tourism industry after a nearly four-month closure. Photo: AFP
A member of staff checks the temperature of a tourist at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira on July 9. Dubai reopened its doors to international visitors last week in the hope of reviving its tourism industry after a nearly four-month closure. Photo: AFP
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