Businesses In Dubai To Reopen From 6am To 11pm From 27 May

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Businesses In Dubai To Reopen From 6am To 11pm From 27 May

Dubai has been gradually lifting restrictions and now, gyms, cinemas and other attractions will resume business from tomorrow, 27 May. The UAE government announced on Monday, May 25, that businesses in the Emirate will be reopened with the new set opening hours.

In a virtual meeting on Monday May 25, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, called for the gradual reopening of businesses between 6am and 11pm each day.

“We are aware of the pressures many sectors are facing because of the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been following the severe impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on countries around the world. What makes us different is our ability to deal positively with changes and our agility. We have all the elements necessary to adapt to these challenging circumstances,” HH Sheikh Hamdan said.

Recently, the timings of the National Sterilisation programme was revised from 8pm until 6am each evening.

The announcement was made in an exclusive press conference, on Monday, May 18. The decision came after government noticed reckless behaviour from certain individuals, violating instructions.

Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, the official spokesman for the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management urged those celebrating Eid to not host gatherings and connect with family and friends virtually.

Further, pharmacies and supermarkets will remain open for 24 hours. However, shops selling tea, coffee, chocolate and other artisan goods will be open from 6am to 8pm only.

Furthermore, gyms, cinemas, ice rink, dolphinariums and education and training centres will reopen tomorrow. However, kids under the age of 12 will not be permitted and everyone must follow social distancing and wear facemask and gloves at all times.