As restrictions are gradually being relaxed by the authorities, Dubai now sees a number of restaurants, beach hotels and malls reopened with strict health measures firmly put into place. Age restrictions for malls are also put in effect, meaning no access for those aged under 12 or over 60.
Restaurants, shopping malls and other retail outlets are allowed to open between 06.00 and 22.00, along with some metro services (https://blog.wego.com/dubai-reopening-when-will-dubai-open-its-borders/).
In the end of May Dubai announced the reopening of 4 beaches and major parks as well the Dubai Frame architectural landmark for the general public starting.
Finally is possible to have a bath and get tan in the beaches of JBR beach, Al Mamzar, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim.
After reopening of the public beaches now it’s the time of the swimming pool.
For those of you that have been craving a pool day, we have some good news. It looks like we can finally enjoy Dubai’s hotel swimming pools again.
Dubai hotels have been granted permission to reopen their pools under new guidelines set out by Dubai government. The circular stated that Dubai hotels should leave rooms for a 24 hour period between each guest.
Hotels within Dubai have been issued a new set of guidelines, in order to ensure all safety and sanitization process are met in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The new rules, as listed by the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, state that all employees must be tested for. the virus before reopening and be retested every 15 days.
Additionally, all hotels will be provided with infrared thermometer and thermal cameras to allow employee temperatures to be tested several times per working day. Guests or employees showing COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to enter hotel facilities.
According to Gulf News, hotels must also leave a 24-hour gap between guests checking out and checking in to a specific hotel room. After each guests checks out, rooms must be thoroughly santised and new guests cannot use the room for another 24 hours. Masks must be worn throughout the hotel and elevators can occupy a maximum of four guests at a time.
Other hotel facilities such as restaurants, gyms, swimming pools, beaches and cafes will resume operation at a reduced capacity. All customers and external guests will have their temperature checked upon arrival. Facilities within the hotels, including restaurants and cafes, gyms, swimming pools and beaches can now all resume operation with a limited capacity. Additional updates to the guidelines include revised operating hours for restaurants and cafes. Restaurants can stay open between 9am and 6pm, with tables spaced out and regular disinfection of menus after each use. Only four guests can sit at a table at one time.
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