If there’s one thing that has brought the world to a standstill is the dreaded Coronavirus. The COVID-19 has left the people around the world panicked and scared. People are scared to travel due to the ongoing spread of the deadly disease around the world. But, you do not need to panic! If you are traveling to Dubai during this time, you can breathe easy as the government is taking adequate measures to keep the tourists and the residents safe and secure. We have mentioned all the important information that you need about the Coronavirus along with some tips to travel to Dubai during the Coronavirus outbreak.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that can cause respiratory problems in humans ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). The new Coronavirus has never been seen in humans before. It was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The new virus is named SARS-CoV-2, due to its genetic similarity to the Coronavirus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. The official name for the disease is COVID-19.
What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?
Common signs of infection include:
- Respiratory Symptoms
- Shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
How to travel to Dubai safely during the Coronavirus outbreak?
Here are some tips to travel to Dubai during the Coronavirus Outbreak:
- You should check up to date travel health guidelines.
- Anyone who is elderly or has a pre-existing health condition should be extra cautious as they could be at extreme risk if infected with Covid-19
- You should check the effect that the disease causes on your travel insurance.
- Be aware of any possible increased screening for the virus at airports.
- Maintain good hand hygiene. Wash your hands as often as possible. Also, avoid shaking hands with others.
- Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Which events have been canceled in Dubai due to the Coronavirus scare?
Artists such as Twice, Seventeen, Monsta X, Jus2 as well as Exo’s Baekhyun were all set to set the stage on fire with their stunning performances on March 21st at the Coca- Cola Arena. But, due to the current situation, the event has been postponed. If you have already purchased then you can apply for a refund.
AKS Color Festival 2020
Dubbed as the biggest celebration of Holi in Dubai, the AKS Color Festival 2020, which was being organized in Dubai Sports City on Friday, March 6, 2020, has been canceled in the interest of public health safety.
Taste of Dubai
The Taste of Dubai was returning to Dubai for its 13th season from 12th-14th March. You can now enjoy the culinary extravaganza from 9th-12th March 2020. The best thing is that the December edition will have an additional day!
Dubai fans of the popular American Rapper Russ were waiting eagerly to groove to his tunes. The rapper was to perform at the Coca Cola venue on 27th March but the event has been postponed to 27th November. People who have purchased the tickets will get a full refund in case they are unable to attend the event on the new date.
Dubai International Boat Show
MENA’s largest leisure boating event and one of the world’s most influential gatherings for the global yachting community, Dubai International Boat Show was postponed from 10th – 13th March to 24th – 28th November 2020 due to the Coronavirus Outbreak.
Dubai’s favorite art fair which was returning with its 14th edition on 25th – 28th March 2020 has been postponed due to widespread danger of Coronavirus. The event that promotes the works of regional and local artists will announce the new dates shortly.
For all the events that will take place in Dubai in May, you should check out our blog! The festival of Eid Al Fitr also takes place in May, so do not miss out on all the incredible things that you can do!
Expo 2020 is just a few months away and we are excited! For more information about Dubai Expo 2020, visit our page!