Easing COVID-19 restrictions: Dubai malls are back in business

Dubai government on 2nd June, Tuesday evening announced to ease COVID-19 restrictions by opening Malls and other businesses to start fully from 3rd June 2020. 

people wearing mask and gloves in dubai mall after reopening.

These decisions are part of the gradual re-opening of economic activities in Dubai, UAE and efforts to return to normalcy while still practicing precautionary measures include social distancing and sterilization. 

a girl wearing mask and holding a sign on which " keep a safe distance to protect yourself and others" written on it.
A woman wearing a protective face mask and gloves holds a sign at Mall of the Emirates after the UAE government eased a curfew and allowed stores to reopen, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Timings for commercial activity

Public movements are permitted between 6 am to 11 pm in emirates.

 Working hours for companies and operating hours of malls should fall within timings permitted for public movements.

Malls, retail stores and wholesale outlets are only allowed to choose  their operating hours among the permitted timings for public movement .

Guidelines for Malls during COVID-19

people wearing masks in dubai mall

Dubai government asked malls to strictly follow some guidelines:

  • Banned kids under 12 years of age or individuals above 60 at the entrance of mall.
  • Sterilized and sanitized mall common areas such as food court, toilets and entrance.

Guidelines for stores during COVID-19

people walking at ibn batuta mall with mask amd gloves

Dubai government also calling people to strictly follow some rules in stores for their own safety:

  • Number of people allowed in store are 7.
  • Gloves and masks are mandatory before entering any “changing room” or ”try room”.
  • You can spend only 10 minutes in the “try room”.

Gradual start of normalcy in Dubai with strict preventive COVID measures shine hope towards better economic situation during this pandemic.

source: Gulf News