The United Arab Emirates has suspended travel visas and cultural activities, and will launch a a $27 billion economic stimulus plan, authorities announced Saturday.
Flights from four countries will be suspended starting Tuesday: Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.
Tourist attractions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, such as theme parks, public beaches, and cultural spots, will be closed until the end of March.
Dubai had more than 13 million tourists in 2019, according to government statistics.
Stimulus package: The UAE’s central bank said that $27 billion (100 billion UAE Dirhams) will be rolled out to help curb the coronavirus effects, half of which will be in zero-cost loans to banks.
The UAE currently has 85 coronavirus cases, according to the World Health Organization.