As Dubai returns to somewhat normal, businesses are beginning to reopen, movement restrictions have been lifted and some are even returning to work.

After it was announced that organisations are now allowed to increase the capacity of offices to 50 per cent from Wednesday, May 27, it was confirmed by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum that 100 per cent of the Dubai government workforce will return to offices next month.

The Crown Prince of Dubai took to Twitter to unveil the plans on how 50 per cent of employees in government offices will return to work on Sunday, May 31, and 100 per cent from June 14, 2020.

According to Sheikh Hamdan, the latest move is part of the Dubai government’s plan in order to return the city to a resemblance of normality, whilst also ensuring precautions are taken for the health and safety of the public.

This announcement comes after it was confirmed movement restrictions in Dubai will be reduced from Wednesday May 27, 2020 – the curfew hours have changed to 11pm to 6am, meaning people must stay home during these hours.

Per the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan unveiled the new plans in order for businesses to gradually reopen between the hours of 6am and 11pm.

Businesses allowed to open include cinemas, gyms, training and educational centres, entertainment centres like Dubai Ice Rink and more. However, strict social distancing and other precautionary measures are in place for public health and safety reasons amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

As of Wednesday evening (May 27), there have been 31,969 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UAE, with 15,982 having recovered and 253 fatalities.

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Feature Image: Sheikh Hamdan Instagram