As countries despair, UAE begins to reopen thanks to early action plan
In contrast to the situation in Europe, the handling of the pandemic by Gulf countries shows that COVID-19 can be contained with decisive and swift action.
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, pictured with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in 2016. While Gulf States like the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have smaller populations than most European nations, the infection rate per capita remains admirably low—particularly in the UAE where transit and tourist numbers are among the world’s highest, writes Omer Demir. Photograph courtesy of the Kremlin