Businesses Are Back Open In Dubai: Public Beaches Are NOT


On Tuesday, Dubai’s Crown Prince, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced business activities in Dubai will gradually reopen.

The reopening of business activities includes the following:

  1. Cinemas (with the implementation of social distancing and round-the-clock sterilisation)
  2. Gyms and fitness centres
  3. Educational and training institutes
  4. Therapy centres for children
  5. Entertainment destinations
  6. All government service centres

Lovin Dubai has been inundated with people asking whether public beaches have reopened and the long and short answer is: no. Hotel beaches are open for guests only, pools remain closed.

The UAE celebrated Eid Al Fitr this weekend and in the United States, people celebrated Memorial Day weekend

Dubai beaches were deserted while images of pool and beach parties across the US went viral

The images of busy US beaches showed a disregard for personal health and safety and a lack of social distancing

And as Dubai business activity resumes, (a key part of ensuring the economy continues to progress) all sectors must instate strict hygiene precautions.

In tweets from the Crown Prince, it’s clear the UAE recognises the need for many businesses to resume activity, ‘we understand the pressure experienced by numerous sectors due to the COVID-19 crisis, but the UAE community remains strong’. Therefore, the UAE has allowed trade to resume under strict guidelines. But for now, keeping public beaches closed looks like a decision to limit the risk of spreading COVID-19 in unnecessary group gathering situations.

Dubai’s Crown Prince announced business activity can resume after a comprehensive analysis of the current situation

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READ: Offices In Dubai Can Now Work With 50% Capacity

According to an updated list of guidelines issued by Dubai Economy for the reopening of businesses and commercial activities, offices in the emirate can resume normal operating hours from Wednesday, May 27.

From the previous limited capacity level of 30%, offices in Dubai will now be able to increase their workforce and client occupancy to 50% in common areas and within the office premises.⁣

Also, all elevators in the building must have a clear set of markings on the floor that indicate gaps for social distancing.  ⁣

Residents are being reminded to commute safely and to continue to follow the precautionary measures of personal hygiene to maintain their health and safety when out in public

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