A majestic view of the area outside the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way people live around the globe. Even when lockdown restrictions are lifted, many say that the world will never be the same, but the COVID-19 can’t stop the vacationists from travelling and relieving the stress of 2020.
The UAE ranks first in the world’s most searched-for destinations globally, showing the most popular holiday destinations for 2021, according to worldwide data analysed by UK-based luxury travel group.
A recent survey revealed by UK-based luxury travel group, published by Kuoni Travel, the most searched destinations people globally want to visit in 2021 after the coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
The study was based on the increased number of searches for the destination via Google.
In opening their doors once again the various attractions have made the health and safety of their visitors the top priority by adopting a range of precautionary measures, while providing the kind of unique experiences that have helped make Dubai the fourth most visited city in the world, according to the annual MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index.
Dubai ranks 1st among cities in Asia and Africa and 15th globally on a list of the World's 30 Best Places to visit in 2020-21 by US Travel group which placed the emirate ahead of global destinations including Sydney, Florence, San Francisco, Amsterdam and Rio de Janeiro.
The UAE is famous for its sunshine, golden dunes and some of the most ambitious, opulent building projects of modern times. Each year millions of tourists from around the world visit to explore the rich and diverse Arabian culture. The country is particular for the safety of solo female travellers.
Dubai welcomed a record 16.73 million tourists in 2019, an improvement over the previous two years driven by soaring Chinese, Russian and Omani visitor numbers.
National Day saw the highest daily footfall - 140,000 - shattering all previous Global Village records.
The WTTC endorsement further enhances the worldwide efforts of Dubai Tourism to encourage travellers to make Dubai their destination of choice.
Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), met local publishers and members of the Ghanaian Publishers Association to discuss the huge opportunities which the global pandemic has presented for African publishers to rebuild their sector for future growth.
"Our patient can die any minute," Ashikhmin said on Facebook on Saturday, pointing to the opposition politician's high potassium levels and saying Navalny should be moved to intensive care. "Fatal arrhythmia can develop any minute."
Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reached Dubai on a 3-day official visit to the UAE on Saturday.