Dubai will open to tourists again on 7 July, although with strict conditions on arriving visitors.
Travellers will need to present a certificate proving they are coronavirus-free on arrival or must pay for a test on arrival and face isolation at a facility if it is positive. Visitors must also have insurance valid at local hospitals.
Those with residency visas can travel immediately.
“The new announcement will allow thousands of people affected by the worldwide restrictions in passenger air traffic since the start of the pandemic to resume their travel plans,” the Dubai media office said in a statement.
Dubai has already reopened its public and hotel beaches with two-metre social distancing. Swimming pools are also in use again and groups of up to five can sit together.
The decision will also be a boost for Emirates, which is currently catering mainly for transit passengers.