Dubai expected to reopen gyms, cinemas, public beaches on Tuesday

City to reopen 70% of activities in latest move to ease Covid-19-related restrictions

SOURCE:ARABIAN BUSINESS GLOBAL

Dubai is expected to reopen 70% of activities on Tuesday, the third day of Eid al-Fitr, in the city’s latest move to ease Covid-19-related restrictions

Dubai is expected to reopen 70% of activities on Tuesday, the third day of Eid al-Fitr, in the city’s latest move to ease Covid-19-related restrictions, Arabian Business understands.

According to sources familiar with the matter, this will include the reopening of gyms, cinemas and public beaches, which have been closed since March.

Last week Arabian Business reported licensed restaurants located in and outside hotels in Dubai will again be allowed to serve alcohol starting Sunday, on the condition that the beverages only be served alongside meals, with the service limited to tables.

They are not to be consumed at bars, which will remain dry.

All facilities will continue to operate at a 30% maximum capacity and social distancing of two metres between tables.

The UAE government on Monday announced a two-hour extension to the current lockdown, after revealing an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases. The National Disinfection Programme will be from 8pm to 6am until further notice and shopping malls opening hours have also been reduced to 9am to 7pm. 

However authorities said new timings will be announced after Eid al-Fitr, which will fall tomorrow Sunday May 24.

The UAE on Friday detected 994 new cases of Covid-19 in the country, making the total number of confirmed infections 27,892 and total deaths 241. However as many as 13,798 people have so far recovered from the virus in the Emirates.​