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Why is this country so resilient?
The United Arab Emirates, UAE, is located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula, sandwiched by Oman and Saudi Arabia while having maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran. Abu Dhabi is the nation’s capital and Dubai is the most populous city and also an international hub. Of the total population of 10 million, only about 15% are Emirati citizens and the rest are expatriates. UAE has two flag carrier airlines, Emirates, based in Dubai, and Etihad Airways, based in Abu Dhabi. Both airports are busy international and regional hubs, especially Dubai, which was ranked the world’s fourth busiest airport before the pandemic. The UAE has been managing the coronavirus outbreak better than other international destinations with the highest vaccination rate and extensive testing. As of January 10, travel is still open to vaccinated tourists though visitors must undergo a rapid test upon arrival. The locals say October to May is a good time to visit because of the milder climate (compared with the sizzling summer). Dubai is hosting Expo 2020 until the end of March, showcasing unique innovations and futuristic projects. Also, visitors can enjoy newly innovated fusion cosines, which have been inspired by local ingredients and talent. The city is also showcasing its sustainable initiatives at Emirates Bio Farm, the Emirate’s largest organic farm. Is it too outrageous to plan air travel now?
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