VIDEO: Nakheel Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall And Dragon Mart Prepare For Reopening

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
VIDEO: Nakheel Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall And Dragon Mart Prepare For Reopening

Dubai malls are slowly diving back to business. Starting Tuesday 28 April, shoppers can head to malls to go on a spree! While a few malls in the city reopened on 24 April, Dubai Mall will open doors from Tuesday, April 28. Meanwhile, Nakheel Malls is gearing up to reopen Nakheel Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dragon Mart and other destinations across Dubai.

What’s In It?

As part of the re-opening precautions, Nakheel Malls announced that it will test all staff for Covid, install sanitisation tunnels at its largest malls, provide a 30 percent increase in security staff and perform an extensive pre-opening disinfection programme, at all locations.

In addition, there will also be temperature screening at mall entrances, and 24-hour sanitisation. Social distancing policies will also stay in place, as announced earlier by the government.

Pre-Opening Precautions

All customers, shop staff and information desk employees at Nakheel Mall, Ibn Battuta, Dragon Mart, Golden Mile Galleria and Nakheel Pavilions at Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Islands, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan and Badrah are required to pass a thermal screening test before entering the premises.

Deep disinfection is done at all locations prior to opening, with an intensified sanitisation programme – including high touch point sterilisation every 30 minutes and regular cleanliness inspections by government authorities – continuing once operations begin.

Nakheel Malls will also soon launch a new service, under which goods can be ordered online and picked up at a dedicated collection point, further benefiting customers and retailers.

What Else?

Capacity of people in malls in reduced to 30%. In addition, people aged three to 12, or 60 and above are strictly not permitted inside the mall. Shoppers must wear face masks at all times, and everyone will have their temperature checked at the entrance. Further, shoppers must use only electronic payment options instead of cash. Returns and exchanges are only permitted if the product is faulty. Those who fail to wear a mask will have to pay a fine of AED 1000.

The Mall Of Emirates is now open. However, cinemas, play areas and other entertainment arenas like Ski Dubai will remain shut. Visitors are allowed to shop in malls only for three hours and valet parking will be temporarily closed for all.