JERUSALEM: Israel’s National Security Agency on Monday suggested vacationers in opposition to journey to the United Arab Emirates and different international locations throughout the area, citing the threat of assault by arch-enemy Iran.
The warning included each Dubai and Abu Dhabi within the UAE in addition to Bahrain. Both Gulf Arab international locations established diplomatic ties with Israel final yr underneath historic U.S.-brokered agreements.
“We estimate that Iran will continue to operate in the near future to harm Israeli targets,” the company’s anti-terrorism workplace mentioned in an announcement.
It recognized Georgia, Azerbaijan, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, the Kurdish area of Iraq, in addition to Turkey, Jordan and Egypt as areas to avoid.
After establishing ties with Israel final yr, the UAE grew to become a preferred vacation spot for Israeli vacationers, even after an analogous journey advisory was issued.
The coronavirus pandemic halted most journey. But after a profitable vaccination marketing campaign, Israel has begun to reopen its financial system and expects tourism to decide up steam within the coming months.