Dubai Hotels To Reopen Swimming Pools

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Dubai Hotels To Reopen Swimming Pools

Water babies can finally dive into their favorite pools in the city! Dubai hotels will soon reopen swimming pools, with additional precautions in place.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority has issued a set of new guidelines for hotels in the city. As per the new rules, all employees must undergo Covid test before reopening. Further, they will also be re-tested every 15 days. As well as hotels are fitted with infrared thermometer and thermal camera, to check employees’ temperature through the day.

Any guest or staff showing Covid symptoms will not be permitted to enter the hotel. All hotels must leave a 24-hour gap before allowing new guests to check into rooms that were already used. Further, facilities like restaurants, cafes, gyms, swimming pools and beaches in hotels will resume operation under a minimum capacity.

Restaurants and cafes will be from 6:00 am until 9:00 pm, and will allow four people to sit at the same table with 2.5 metres left between tables. Menus must be sterilized after each use. All guests must wear masks throughout and elevators must not be used by more than four people at a time.

As for swimming pools, the exact capacity allowed currently is yet to be mentioned. We advice you call and check the hotel prior to your check in.

What Else?

Dubai is slowly resuming a normal life and it is also preparing to welcome tourists soon. Parks, beaches and restaurants in the city have reopened with strict rules in place. Similarly, hotels across the city are also prepping up to ensure visitors’ safety when they are finally open. So, what will hotels look like when they reopen? Here’s what you can expect:

1. All rooms, facilities and air-conditioning will be sterilized frequently.
2. Additional sanitization will be done in corridors and lobbies.
3. Social distancing will be the new mantra for all visitors.
4. Beach-goers were required to maintain a distance of two metres between one another
5. Only hotel guests are allowed to access the private beach property.
6. Other hotel facilities will remain closed, as reopening is set to be done in phases.
7. Restaurants will serve resident and non-resident guest, but with strict guidelines.
8. Tables are arranged 2-meters apart and take away and contactless payment will be encouraged.

“As we continuously assess the current situation and look beyond the pandemic, we will be guided by the expert advice of our public health authorities during the various stages of reopening the tourism sector with the aim of protecting Dubai’s reputation as a global city and one of the world’s safest destinations,” the Dubai Tourism official added.