As Abu Dhabi prepares to reopen its tourism to international travelers following the movement restrictions against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), its tourism official reiterated that the emirate is one of the world’s safest destinations.
In a report by The National, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) said the government has been introducing and fortifying efforts to support the tourism sector and once again position Abu Dhabi as one of the best and safest destinations to visit today.
He added that they are doubling their efforts to ensure public health and safety for visitors, thereby guaranteeing an unforgettable experience.
Recently, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has announced the return of the issuance of entry visas in a bid to “support recovery plans of the country’s tourism sector and economy”.
“Tourism is one of the cornerstones of economic development. This is why, over the past few years, we have developed the tourism infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in line with the knowledge economy strategies implemented by the government. This includes enhancing the tourism workforce and encouraging more talent to contribute to the growth of the sector,” The National quoted Al Mubarak as saying.
In addition, DCT Undersecretary Saood Al Hosani said they are persistently managing COVID-19 through various initiatives in order to boost travelers’ confidence towards Abu Dhabi.
“With the reopening of tourism in the UAE, we hope to promote Abu Dhabi as the safe destination it truly is by enhancing our efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of visitors and residents,” he said.