2021 Arab Aviation Summit to be held under strict safety protocols


Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The 2021 Arab Aviation Summit (AAS), the region’s leading aviation and tourism industry event, today announced a raft of safety measures in line with global best practices for the event taking place in Ras Al Khaimah from March 21 to 22 at Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre. 

The eighth edition of the summit will bring together experts to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the industry, the aftermath, and the road to recovery for a stronger future, under the theme, ‘Arab Aviation in the New Normal.’ The organisers are curating the safest face-to-face business environment to deliver a world-class event with the highest safety protocols. It is also the first major industry event to be held in-person in Ras Al Khaimah in a year. 

There are a number of strict safety and hygiene protocols: Wearing masks will be mandatory, with social distancing to ensure the wellbeing of all delegates. On-site registration will be seamless with touchless Access System with face recognition with disinfection teams sanitizing the venue, before opening, during the event, and after each day. 

“An innovative safeguard event system was designed and will be deployed, not only to follow the actual measures but to go beyond. Prevention shares the same values in safety and security, and we are honored to fulfill the expectations of the organisers and work together with Ras Al Khaimah leadership to contribute for a safer destination, sparing no effort on securing access control with integration for traceability and pandemic features”, said Pedro Rodrigues, CEO of Prevention a safety summit partner. 

In addition social distance stewardess will be at the venue to promote safety with signage on the floor, and no self-service during the event. A team of dedicated assistants will be responsible for serving from the buffet, microphone filters will be replaced after every use and organisers have gone further in respecting the maximum capacity guidelines, with a total occupancy of only 30 per cent of the available space, among other safety measures. 

Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre in Ras Al Khaimah, the location of the 2021 AAS, offers state-of-the-art, elegantly designed meeting facilities, and is the first safe meeting facility in the world, as certified by Bureau Veritas, the international leader in testing and inspection services. 

The certification follows the implementation of stringent safety and security protocols by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority as part of its swift action to implement its Stay Safe Hotel certification. This offered hospitality and event providers access to global best practice, as well as supportive policies and professional guidance on safety and hygiene. 

The heightened safety standards, training, and hygiene protocols in place across the Emirate has established Ras Al Khaimah’s recognition as the first city in the world to receive both the prestigious ‘Safeguard Assurance’ Label from Bureau Veritas and the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp. 

Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: “We have ensured that all necessary measures are in place across Ras Al Khaimah to protect the health and safety of visitors and to assure them peace of mind. Certified as safe by both Bureau Veritas and the World Travel & Tourism Council, the Emirate offers all guests a sense of confidence when visiting and exploring our multi-faceted destination. We continue to support our event and hospitality partners to ensure the ongoing delivery of the highest global safety standards, which will be firmly embedded into the Arab Aviation Summit. We are honoured to host this leading conference in Ras Al Khaimah, the first in-person event since the onset of the pandemic, as we support the industry in navigating the new normal.”

About Arab Aviation & Media Summit:

The Arab Aviation Summit is an industry initiative committed to improving the state of Arab aviation and tourism by facilitating a constructive dialogue for public-private cooperation. Referred to as the ‘voice of the industry’, this initiative attracts the largest assembly of Arab media together and top executives from the aviation and tourism sector. The summit is held in a different Arab host city every year.