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Dubai has ‘all measures in place’ to recover says DTCM’s Issam Kazim

Dubai has “all the measures in place” to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic and tourism officials in the emirate are conveying that message internationally.

Speaking ahead of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), Issam Kazim, Chief Executive of Dubai Corporation for Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM), painted a positive picture about tourism’s future in the UAE.

Countries must communicate with each other as global travel slowly returns, Kazim urged.

In United Arab Emirates, nearly 7.5 million people have received a vaccination – more than 38 per cent of the country’s population, according to latest data.

He said: “Tourism recovery will be a gradual process from our side of course we have all the measures in place. We have confidence in the way that Dubai has managed it and the way UAE has managed it as a whole.

“The safety procedures that we had from the airport, through all the touchpoints, through public transport, the hotels, restaurants and at the malls and every single point of interaction for guests or residents of the Emirates we are very confident and happy from that perspective.”

Kazim (pictured) also added: “But also we’re in regular dialogue making sure the federal ministries, with the ministry of foreign affairs and others are engaged in that constant conversation with other countries.

“Us [Dubai] being safe is one thing, but opening up more and more countries depends on their readiness to travel outbound as well.

“So I think that effort of the two-way conversation is necessary and us continuing what we’re doing and making sure we’re communicating that very clearly at the highest level is very important.

“Once that confidence is realised locally and by the guests who are frequently visiting, but also the countries that are next in line to open up, they can add Dubai on to that list for outbound travel as well.”

ATM will run across separate dates as a live event at the Dubai World Travel Centre from 16 to 19 May, 2021, and as a virtual event from 24 to 26 May, 2021. For more information, visit www.wtm.com/atm/en-gb.html

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