The Trump administration is set to announce plans to let tourists and residents stay in hotels while the Emirates embarks upon tourism projects.
The moves come after the UAE and the US imposed a blockade on a key trade route to the Arabian Peninsula in January, preventing people and goods from entering the country.
Under the Trump administration, the US has imposed travel restrictions on Qatar and the UAE for the first time.
The UAE is the world’s top exporter of tourists, but it has struggled to turn a profit from the region.
“The U.S. Government will continue to ensure the safety of our citizens and our people in the region, including those in the U.A.E.,” UAE foreign minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said in a statement.
The announcement comes as the UAE is embarking on a series of new tourism projects, including a new $2.4 billion airport in Dubai and a $2 billion stadium for the 2022 World Cup. “
We are committed to working with the US to restore trade relations and stability in the Gulf region.”
The announcement comes as the UAE is embarking on a series of new tourism projects, including a new $2.4 billion airport in Dubai and a $2 billion stadium for the 2022 World Cup.
Qatar will also invest $100 million in a new hotel, a $1.5 billion water park and a new park and park complex.
According to the Uighur Times, the Trump team is looking to bring back tourism to the UAE, though it is unclear if that is a proposal that will come to fruition.
Trump administration officials declined to comment on the UAE’s plans.
The announcement came a day after the Trump State Department approved a $15 billion tourism package in the UAE.
The money is expected to be used for construction projects, and the announcement comes amid the escalating crisis in the Middle East.
The UAE is home to around 100 million people.
It hosts the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is a major destination for American tourists.