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LOOK: List of shops, leisure destinations to reopen in Dubai starting May 27

Dubai has officially announced that it will begin to allow the reopening of the majority of shops, leisure destinations as part of the emirate’s efforts to reestablish business activities.
The gradual reopening of economic activities in the emirate follows directives from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as well as His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council that announced that there will be no movement restrictions from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm starting May 27.
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Here’s the list of economic activities that will be allowed to resume:
– Retail and wholesale
– Airport, operating for returning UAE residents and transit passengers after authorities approval
– Clinics, including ENT and dentistry, and expanding permitted elective surgeries to those with a duration of 2.5 hours or less
– Education and training institutes, and child learning and therapy centres
– Sports academies, indoor gyms, sports and fitness clubs
– Cinemas, with continued social distancing and regular disinfection in place
– Entertainment and leisure attractions such as Dubai Ice Rink, Dolphinarium, etc.
– Auctions, with online auctions preferred over physical when possible
– Outsourced government service sectors
Dubai authorities have outlined several general rules and regulations that all establishments should follow including:
– Activities authorised to operate must abide by the timings of the national sterilisation programme
– Social distancing of 2 metres must be maintained by all
– All those returning from abroad must adhere to a 14-day quarantine.
– Masks are obligatory and must be worn at all times
– Sterilisation must continuously by carried out and only single-use utensils will be allowed.
– Violators of rules and guidelines will be fined, according to the type of violation
– Children under 12, elderly over 60 and those with chronic diseases and prone to infection, are not allowed to enter malls, cinemas, sports facilities, and educational institutes
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His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed urged the public to adhere to the country’s preventive measures to safeguard the health of everyone living in the UAE.
“We urge all concerned entities in Dubai to intensify awareness efforts and ensure that everyone, at organisational and individual levels, adheres to the precautionary measures and guidelines to protect the well-being of our society,” said His Highness.

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