The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed said that Dubai is ready to take off again after reviewing plans to revive tourism, and the emirate’s economic growth would continue amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Crown Prince of Dubai visited Dubai International Airport and chaired an Executive Council Meeting at Terminal 3 yesterday. During the meeting, he said the airport is the “Beating heart of the world” and the Emirates airline is its artery.
He said that he hopes Dubai would convey an optimistic message to the world by “weathering the storm” and continue its socio-economic development, despite the COVID-19 challenges.
"We have learnt from Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, to defeat the impossible, and to turn the challenge into an opportunity to consolidate our achievements and benefit from our readiness and to rapidly adapt with new reality," he said.
This experience offers considerable strength to move ahead and maintain Dubai’s achievements, so that it continues to be the best city in several major sectors, and to begin a new phase with renewed vigour and competition.
The council discussed the impact of the outbreak on the emirate’s economy and briefed Sheikh Hamdan on proposed plans to strengthen economic growth and boost tourism sector.
Dubai has strengthened its position as business and tourism hub which connects the world. It has been a tourism destination always, and the beating heart of economy. Despite having faced major global crisis, Dubai has demonstrated its ability to overcome it with a stunning model to emulate, Sheikh Hamdan said.
“Today, we are ready and we announce to the world that life continues, and impossible is not in our dictionary. And the good news is that things are good, and today we are more competitive to deal with the post Covid-19 era with confidence and innovative thinking to set a new model in dealing with pandemic and consolidating efforts," Sheikh Hamdan said.
Thereafter, Sheikh Hamdan toured the airport and appreciated them for their hard work.