Covid 19: Supermarkets In UAE Use Posters To Ensure Social Distancing

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Covid 19: Supermarkets In UAE Use Posters To Ensure Social Distancing

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Amidst the coronavirus threat, supermarkets in UAE have been instructed to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres between customers at billing counters and in queues. Retail outlets and supermarkets have adhered to the new rule by installing placards and floor signs to educate customers on the same. Furthermore, trolleys are cleaned and sanitized every 15 minutes as a safety measure.

The Abu Dhabi Government Media Office tweeted: “Crowding and queues for purchases are to be prevented, and a distance of at least 1.5 metres kept between shoppers in queues, indicated by signs on the ground.”

Meanwhile, the UAE government has announced strict rules asking residents to stay indoors. Even if you do step out, it needs to be only for basic necessities, such as grocery shopping. But what if there’s a way to do that, from the comfort of your home? Stay safe, and make use of these applications that let you order at the finger of a button. Below is a list of some of the most convenient supermarket apps, that deliver groceries right to your homes.

1. Instashop Dubai

This app was launched in 2015 and had begun in only a small part of The Dubai Marina. Since then, it gradually spread across Dubai and Sharjah, and has now become one of the most used online shopping apps! Instashop is a simple application to use. Once you log in, enter in your location. The app will then automatically generate a list of supermarkets next to you. You can then choose the supermarket of your choice, and order away. There is a minimal payment of AED 20, and delivery is absolutely free. You can also check out how long your order will take to reach you on the app.

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This app is again very similar to Instashop. It offers a delivery service from any of the listed supermarkets on the application. Choose your shop, make an order, and get free delivery on all orders above AED 100.

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3. El Grocer

This is yet another middleman application, that offers similar services. Once again, pick from a list of supermarkets and place an order. The delivery is said to come within an hour, and is completely free. The application also comes in arabic for those who prefer that language.

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