Dubai Residents Get A Sigh Of Relief As They Flock Back To Beaches

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Dubai Municipality announced the reopening of JBR beach, Al Mamzar, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim beaches from May 29. Ever since then Dubai resident flocked back to the city’s beaches, despite the scorching summer heat. CT Dubai paid a visit to find out what the beaches look like post lockdown. On that note, here’s a list of all the gorgeous Beaches in Dubai.

Beaches in the city are now open, but with a host of rules and regulations. First and foremost, people are not allowed to crowd around in groups of more than five. All residents must wear masks at all times, except when inside the water. In addition, water sports have also resumed, bringing back adventure enthusiasts to the beach.

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By early evening, runners, and bodybuilders crowded the boardwalk. However, restaurants wore a silent look despite restrictions being eased. Tables at most restaurants remain empty, despite a 30% allowance. Many said more than 90 per cent of their orders are takeaway.

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On another note, over 316 people were caught breaching regulations since beaches reopened in Dubai on 29 May 29. Dubai Police said that 221 of those offences were recorded on Friday. Majority of penalties come from people failing to wear mask or adhere to social distancing rules. Beach securities are also asked to warn people before handing out fines.

In addition, drones have also been deployed to check on residents. “Last Friday alone, 221 people were fined and the majority of them were fined for not wearing face masks and failing to maintain a safe distance between each other, which is a AED 3000-fine,” said Col Saeed Al Madhani, director of Ports Police Station in Dubai. Meanwhile, did you know Ice Rinks, Museums, The Green Planet And Ski Dubai Are Now Open?

News reports reveal that residents who flocked to beaches insisted on sitting next to each other and close to facilities. Officials also warned people gathering in more than groups of five, not wearing masks or breaching any of the other beach rules. Last week, Dubai authorities revised guidelines relating to the wearing of face masks in public. Beach-goers can be slammed with AED 3,000 fines for not following precautionary measures.

Previously, everyone in Dubai was obliged to wear a face mask whenever they were outside their home. Later, Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, announced that people can remove their facemask while engaging in strenuous activities, eating or drinking in an outdoor venue.

Meanwhile, kids under the age of 6 and people with cognitive, intellectual or sensory disorders can exempted from wearing face masks in public. Although kids are not permitted in restaurants, this rules applies to eateries inside malls. Here are Restaurants In Dubai That Kids Can Now Go To.

Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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