Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Greets Tourists With A Stunning Show

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
by Vaishnavi Venkataraman 1399

Dubai opened doors for tourists on 7 July. Holiday makers are happy to be back in the city and are celebrating at Burj Khalifa. Tourists at Downtown Dubai were also treated to a pleasant surprise as the Burj Khalifa put up an impressive ‘Welcome Back’.

In the video, the Burj is lit up in flashy colors, along with the text ‘welcome to Dubai’ flashing on it. After months, the city’s famous tourist spot hosted visitors. Several people were seen enjoying the show, while following social distancing rules, sporting facemask.

All tourists and visitors entering Dubai were greeted with a special sticker on their passports that read ‘A warm welcome to your second home.’ The initiative was done to make tourists feel at home in the emirate. The immigration authorities have also put in place high safety standards at all Dubai airports.

Besides, Dubai’s highly anticipated summer shopping extravaganza kicks off on Thursday 9 July. With amazing bargains and incredible entertainment throughout the city, Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is a wonderful experience for residents and visitors alike. This year, DSS comes packed with amazing deals and promotions from the city’s most-loved retailers. Here’s what tourists can expect this season:

Fireworks at the Pointe

Residents and citizens can enjoy three epic nights of stunning fireworks, as the city kicks off one of the biggest annual retail fest. You can watch the epic display at The Pointe every night from Thursday July 16 to Saturday July 18, starting at 8.30pm. With Atlantis as the backdrop for the gala event, this one’s sure to be a favorite for grammers- so don’t miss it! There’s also a host of events, promotions and of course competitions in store.

12-Hour Sale

All MAF malls across Dubai will host a 12-hour sale starting from 10am until 10pm on 9 July. Shopaholics can enjoy up to 25 per cent to 90 per cent on a wide range of products. Besides, there’s also a 12 Hour Share Millionaire raffle with a grand lucky draw for 1 million Share Points to spend in MAF malls.

Performances Across Dubai

Kids and adults can enjoy live performances each weekend at malls across Dubai. The Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, Dubai Outlet Mall, Nakheel Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall and Dubai Festival City will bring smiles to the faces of visitors with lots of fun entertainment on offer.

Yoga At The Top Of Burj Khalifa

Yoga At The Top invites fitness freaks to enjoy a unique workout, amidst breathtaking views. The classes take place thrice a week and up to 24 yoga enthusiasts can soak up the early morning views with classes taking place from 7am.

 

Rules For Tourists Visiting Dubai

1. Passengers must do a PCR test four days ahead of departure date. They must provide proof of the test and the report for testing negative upon arrival. In case they don’t, a re-test will be conducted upon arrival.

2. Travellers must have a valid health insurance to enter the country

3. They must fill the ‘Health Declaration Form’ before embarking

4. Download the Covid-19 DXB app and register details. This is important as it helps coordinate with travellers in case they exhibit Covid symptoms.

5. Airlines can refuse to board passengers who exhibit covid-like symptoms

6. All travellers must undergo thermal screenings at the airport

7. In case the traveller exhibits Covid-like symptoms, DXB will conduct a re-test to rule it out

8. Covid-positive tourists must isolate themselves at an institutional facility provided by the government for 14 days at their own expense

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Author

  • Research, science labs and of course nerdy glasses – that’s what my life was all about until I finally woke up to realise how much I loved food, travel and telling tales. A chai addict, a moody writer and mother to a smallie, my journey as a writer began with The Times of India. And now, here I am in Dubai pursuing my passion and exploring a new city, all in one go!