A picture taken on January 22, 2021 shows Atlantis The Palm hotel from La Mer Beach in Dubai. Dubai clamped down on its entertainment scene and suspended non-essential surgery in hospitals after a spike in coronavirus cases in the UAE as the glitzy emirate stays open to tourists. One of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, Dubai has branded itself this winter as an open, sunny and quarantine-free escape. But Covid-19 infections have surged since the New Year and the UAE registered a daily record of 3,529 new cases on Thursday, a new high for the 10th consecutive day.
Dubai's non-oil private sector economy remained in expansion territory in January. AFP

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