The UAE’s cabinet last month approved the establishment of an embassy in Tel Aviv.
https://www.jpost.com-By REUTERS, JERUSALEM POST STAFF
However, due to Israel closing its border in efforts to contain new coronavirus variants, hundreds of Israeli remained stuck in Dubai.
In addition to tourism, Israel and the UAE are currently building bridges in a variety of sectors, from hi-tech to space exploration and ag-tech.
The UAE’s Hope Probe success in entering orbit around Mars last week places it in the unique club of only five agencies able to reach the red planet so far. The Gulf state even has plans for settlements on Mars, which it hopes would become a reality in less than a century.
Israel’s own Beresheet moon project is meant to launch a second mission in three year’s time. The scientific cooperation between the Start Up Nation and the UAE is likely to be at the focus of diplomats, and think tanks, from both countries in the near future.
For instance, Israeli companies flocked to the GITEX trade show last year and hope to be at IDEX in Abu Dhabi this month and also GISEC this summer.
Seth J. Frantzman contributed to this report,