The Emirates received 2.5 million passengers in August, an increase of...

The Emirates received 2.5 million passengers in August, an increase of...
The Emirates received 2.5 million passengers in August, an increase of...

The Emirates Civil Aviation Authority revealed that the total number of passengers to the UAE during the month of August increased to more than 2.5 million, compared to 814,000 passengers in the same period in 2020, with an estimated increase of 207%.

The authority stated that the numbers traffic In the country last August, it rose to 45,953 movements.

The UAE is preparing to become the number one destination for global travelers during the next six months, coinciding with hosting the Expo 2020 , while the local hotel sector has restored normal booking rates in light of the growth in the number of long-term pre-bookings, according to the Emirates News Agency, “WAM”.

The measures to contain the Covid-19 virus were one of the most important files that contributed to strengthening the country’s position as a safe destination for travel despite the continuing pandemic globally, as the UAE leads the world in the rates of vaccine distribution, as the proportion of the population receiving one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine has reached up to On September 13 this year, it reached 90.5%, while the proportion of the fully vaccinated population reached 79.3%, and the total number of tests for detecting infection with the virus reached 78.247 million, in addition to a long list of measures and steps taken by the UAE in the framework of strengthening protocols for safe return after Covid 19, which strengthened its position As the most requested destinations by tourists from different countries of the world.

The past months constituted a phase of restoring balance and resetting the sector after taking a package of important decisions, which were issued by allowing the receipt of tourist visa applications for tourists who received full doses of the Covid-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization.

After about 15 days, the UAE will witness the launch of the “Expo 2020 Dubai”, which is one of the most important and influential global events, which qualifies it to transform into the most important global destination for tourism over a period of 6 months, as the exhibition is expected to attract nearly 25 million visitors of various nationalities and from within the country. and outside.

This exceptional event plays a prominent role in fully upgrading the tourism sector in the country, and its effects will be reflected on the prosperity of a large number of sectors, foremost of which are tourism, aviation, transport and others.

And requests for hotel reservations in the UAE in general, and Dubai in particular, recorded significant growth ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai, as the global website “Wego” for travel and hotel reservations recorded last July more than half a million searches for flights and hotel reservations in the Emirate of Dubai during the period in which the event was hosted.

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