A tourist sandboarding in the Dubai desert, in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has flung its doors open, branding itself as a sunny, quarantine-free escape from Covid-19 – despite a sharp rise in cases. Photo: AFP A tourist sandboarding in the Dubai desert, in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has flung its doors open, branding itself as a sunny, quarantine-free escape from Covid-19 – despite a sharp rise in cases. Photo: AFP
A tourist sandboarding in the Dubai desert, in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has flung its doors open, branding itself as a sunny, quarantine-free escape from Covid-19 – despite a sharp rise in cases. Photo: AFP

Dubai draws world’s tourists amid coronavirus curbs elsewhere, as Emirates superjumbos fly again

  • Dubai’s restaurants, hotels, beach clubs and cocktail bars are all open for business, while guided tours are continuing, albeit in smaller groups
  • A negative PCR test in their home countries is generally all tourists need to enter the emirate, where coronavirus cases are on the rise

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A tourist sandboarding in the Dubai desert, in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has flung its doors open, branding itself as a sunny, quarantine-free escape from Covid-19 – despite a sharp rise in cases. Photo: AFP A tourist sandboarding in the Dubai desert, in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has flung its doors open, branding itself as a sunny, quarantine-free escape from Covid-19 – despite a sharp rise in cases. Photo: AFP
A tourist sandboarding in the Dubai desert, in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has flung its doors open, branding itself as a sunny, quarantine-free escape from Covid-19 – despite a sharp rise in cases. Photo: AFP
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