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Thermometers in hand, Dubai opens for tourists amid pandemic hoping to coax visitors back to its beaches and cavernous shopping malls

Daily Mail Logo Daily Mail | Slide 1 of 11: From French soccer jerseys to slick online campaigns, Dubai is trumpeting the fact that it has reopened for tourism today. But what that means for this sheikhdom that relies on the dollars, pounds, rupees and yuan spent by travellers remains in question. With travel uncertain and the coronavirus still striking nations Dubai relies on for tourists, this city-state wants to begin coaxing people back to its beaches and its cavernous shopping malls. By instilling the idea that Dubai is safe, authorities likely hope to fuel interest in the sheikhdom ahead of its crucial tourist-heavy winter months.

From French soccer jerseys to slick online campaigns, Dubai is trumpeting the fact that it has reopened for tourism today. But what that means for this sheikhdom that relies on the dollars, pounds, rupees and yuan spent by travellers remains in question. With travel uncertain and the coronavirus still striking nations Dubai relies on for tourists, this city-state wants to begin coaxing people back to its beaches and its cavernous shopping malls. By instilling the idea that Dubai is safe, authorities likely hope to fuel interest in the sheikhdom ahead of its crucial tourist-heavy winter months.
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