Strict guidelines in place

There is a slight sense of normality in Dubai as more popular sites reopen to the public.

Several restaurants have reopened, the malls are operating with restricted hours and there are even a number of hotels offering staycations. Now, developer Meraas has recommenced their commercial operations of some of it’s most popular destinations.

Venues including Kite Beach, La Mer, City Walk, Boxpark, Al Seef, Bluewaters, The Beach, The Outlet Village and all Last Exit destinations (excluding Al Qudra) are now open to visitors.

Although this is a positive sign, there are still strict guidelines in place to ensure everyone’s safety. The venues will operate between midday and 10pm and you can only spend a maximum of three hours at one destination.


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All retail spaces and restaurants have to follow guidelines put in place by UAE authorities, while customers have to abide by the red tag system (if a red tag is stuck outside a store door, you can’t enter).

Everyone has to have their temperature checked and you have to wear face masks and gloves at all times. Those who are over 60 and children aged from three to 12 will not be permitted. Social distancing measures are also in place, meaning you need to keep a two metre gap between others at all times.

All the entertainment attractions, valet parking, changing rooms and prayer rooms still remain closed.

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