The Washington Post: Dubai seemed to have the coronavirus licked. Then it flung open its doors.

By Katie McQue Jan. 26, 2021 at 6:39 p.m. GMT+4

DUBAI — After a 12-hour shift in the Old Souk one day last week, Yousaf Khan had not made a single sale at his shop where he sells colored glass lamps and other trinkets popular with tourists.

“There are no customers. There is just no business,” said Khan, a 21-year-old from Afghanistan.

It was the same story in each of the dozens of shops that lined the dark and empty corridors of the traditional Middle Eastern market.

Yet just one month earlier, it had been bustling.

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