IMPACT OF PANDEMIC CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID 19) ON UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TOURISM INDUSTRY
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused such a public health emergency that the drop in economic and tourist activity in most countries, especially in Asia, has resulted in a financial crisis with unquantifiable consequences. Unprecedented global travel bans and stay-at-home orders triggered the most severe disruption in the global economy. Tourism essentially ended in March 2020, with international travel bans affecting over 90% of the world’s population and widespread limitations on public meetings and community mobility. The current study looks at the origins and progression of the coronavirus pandemic.Because of its limited mobility and social isolation, tourism is highly vulnerable to pandemic-prevention measures. Based on tourism indicators and their significance, UAE chose as the study’s target country. Also, it explored in-depth the effect of the pandemic on the tourism sector. The study highlighted the most critical initiatives to help the tourism and hospitality sectors globally and nationally. Finally, the researcher addressed the tourism industry’s response and recovery strategies to ensure that COVID-19 tourists are not exposed.