70 Parks To Reopen In Dubai On 18 May

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
70 Parks To Reopen In Dubai On 18 May

70 parks will reopen in Dubai on Monday, as part of Dubai Municipality’s three-phase plan to ease Covid-19-related restrictions. Earlier, it was reported that Dubai parks will reopen for small gatherings, after being shut on 15 March. The first phase will include reopening of external tracks and 72 family squares in parks in Zabeel, Al Safa, Al Barsha South, Al Sufouh, Al Mankhool, Al Liseily and others.

In the second phase, 70 parks including neighbourhood and pond parks, will reopen on 18 May. The last phase of reopening will  begin on May 25 and will include the reopening of parks like Mushrif, Al Mamzar, Al Khor, Zabeel and Al Safa.

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What Else?

Dubai Economy announced extended working hours of outlets post Ramadan. As per the recent circular, shops will be open from 10 am -10 pm on weekdays and until 12 am on weekends after Ramadan. Shopping malls must also adhere to curfew timings announced by the federal government.

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In addition, retail outlets have now removed the no refund, no return policy, with terms and conditions. Retailers must sanitise goods and set them aside for 24 hours before they exchanged the shop. Returned items should not to be put back on the shelves or used by other customers. They must be put aside by the retailer for 24 hours.

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Besides, all changing and fitting rooms will also be open, but with restrictions. Retailers must continuously sterilize the trial rooms. Offices will operate for six hours during Ramadan, and normal operating hours can resume after the holy month. However, the curfew timings will still remain in place. In addition, offices must encourage only 30% of the work force.

Pantries will also remain open but must serve food only in disposable utensils. Further, people must maintain a 2m social distance. Besides, coffee dispensing machines will also function, and must be sanitized after every use.

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