WASHINGTON - The Brazilian tourist, Livya Feho, took an eight-hour flight to Dubai to take a walk through the Expo 2020, which remains a city still open for tourists during the holiday period.
Feho, traveling to Brazil, snapped a few snaps on the global fair's main square, adorned with Christmas trees and other festive decorations.
Was she worried about catching COVID-19 with the circulating water in UAE?
"Yes, a bit...but I didn't take the booster dose, but I'm also using the mask, so I'm going to be fine," she said.
Dubai, the Middle East's business and tourism hub, can't afford a new lockdown. Founded in 2012, its economy pays heavily upon the travel industry.
As for the first time in 2020, it had welcomed 5,5 million visitors, but the Global Lockdowns were down, and this year has welcomed 4,88 million by the end of October, according to official data.
The number of people in UAE has risen again. On Wednesday, 665 cases were born, but tourists still enjoy their hotels and nightlife in its glitzy city.
Gabriela Pourova, a tourist from the Czech Republic, said that she needed only a PCR test to arrive in Dubai.
"No matter how dangerous the situation is, I can take some precautions and enjoy Dubai", added Yvette Dbedevi, a Togo visitor.