Dubai, the city synonymous with luxury and opulence, has opened its doors to international tourists. The city has been deemed as one of the safest destinations in the world by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and is taking steps to reopen slowly. From the moment you arrive at the airport to the moment you leave, Dubai will provide you the exclusive Dubai hospitality experience.
Safe & fun things to do in Dubai
Read on to find out the safest and most fun activities to do while in Dubai.
Stay in Atlantis The Palm
Atlantis The Palm, one of the premier 5-star luxury resorts in Dubai, has taken it up a notch to ensure the safety of its customers. The resort has introduced free in-resort PCR tests for international tourists who are staying five nights or more. This will ensure that you have a hassle-free holiday without having to spend time and money on a PCR test. No more worries about running around and jumping hoops to get your tests done. Instead, spend your time basking in the warm glow of the sun by the private beach or relax in a deluxe suite and stuff yourself with world-class cuisine.
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Go for a swim in Mercato Beach
Mercato Beach, one of Dubai’s most relaxing beaches, is open for tourists. Located near the Mercato Mall, the beach may not be as popular as the famous Kite Beach. But that’s what makes it stand out, especially during times like this where social distancing is the norm. Less crowd, more beach. Who wouldn’t love that? Swim in the refreshing water or go for a picnic and experience Dubai’s beach life without the crowds. If you’re lucky you might even get the entire beach to yourself.
Shop in The Dubai Mall
Dubai is a shopping paradise and to visit the city without shopping is like going to a Michelin starred restaurant and ordering only water. One of the best and biggest malls in UAE, The Dubai Mall has opened its doors. This retail paradise is a safe haven. The mall conducts temperature checks, enforces social distancing rules, and masks policy strictly. Once inside, shop to your heart’s content at high-end brands, elegant Souks, and dine in world-class restaurants. All within one building. At the end of the day, you might never want to leave The Dubai Mall.
Visit Dubai Museums
Going to a place is not complete without visiting cultural centers like museums. Dubai prides itself on its rich heritage and culture. So, it comes as no surprise that some of the best museums in the world are in Dubai. The good news is that Dubai museums are reopening in a phased manner. The Jameel Arts Centre, one of Dubai’s best contemporary art centers is open on a pre-booking basis from 10 am to 6 pm daily except on Tuesday. Alserkal Avenue, Dubai’s leading art district, and Dubai Historical District, an important historical site are both partially open. Visitors are required to wear masks and practice social distancing rules. All museums will have a 50% visitor capacity and anyone under the age of 12 and over 60 will not be permitted.
Important things to know:
- Tourists should have valid health insurance that covers COVID-19.
- All Tourists will have to download the COVID-19 DXB app and register on it.
- Tourists will need to fill the Health Declaration Form before arrival.
- Tourists must have a negative PCR test no more than 96 hours prior to departure.
- All tourists will be subject to thermal screenings before departure and during arrival.
- Tourists with a COVID-19 negative test will be exempted from having to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
- Tourists who are suspected of COVID-19 or cannot produce a negative PCR test will have to be tested and quarantined for 14 days at their own expense.