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Bustling Bars, Surging Business: Dubai Sees a Post-vax Boom

Visitors to the Expo in Dubai, in December.

Visitors to the Expo in Dubai, in December.

Photographer: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Nations around the world are lurching into lockdown, steeling themselves for a brutal surge as the omicron variant spreads like wildfire.

But in Dubai, Donna Sese is bracing for a very different surge: countless restaurant bookings and meter-long drink bills.