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Dubai malls are set to reopen with some serious restrictions

23 Apr 2020

Here's what you need to know

Dubai Economic Development has told malls they will be able to reopen shortly but with some serious restrictions in place, following the shut down for COVID-19 prevention. 

The malls have remained closed, with the exception of pharmacies and supermarkets, however retailers will be allowed to reopen soon. 

The official announcement has yet to be made, but retailers have been told they will be allowed to operate at 30% capacity, for 10 hours per day. 

There will also be temperature checks conducted at the entrance, and visitors will have a limit of three hours per person in the malls. Children aged 3-12 and adults over 60 years of age will not be permitted.

Food and beverage outlets will be allowed to open, with a 30% capacity and social distancing measures in place. 

Masks must be worn by everyone at all times. 

Stores will also be required to sanitise products and their spaces regularly. 

The date of opening has yet to be confirmed, but retailers are being told to get ready and will be allowed to open once measures have been implemented.