70 Dubai parks reopen today

Mandatory masks and social-distancing precautions are still in place
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70 Dubai parks reopen today
Safa Park is scheduled to open on 25 May 2020

Dubai Municipality confirmed a progressive three-phase reopening of public parks has been scheduled for the UAE. The Director-General of the Dubai Municipality, Dawoud Al Hajri, stated the authority has decided to reopen public parks and entertaining facilities with cautious monitoring and follow up of improvements.

On 12 May, the first phase of reopening involved external tracks and 72 family squares. Those external tracks opened in Zabeel, Al Safa, Al Barsha South, Al Sufouh, Al Mankhool, Al Liseily, Nad Al Sheba-2 parks, as well as Nad Al Sheba-4 Park, Al Worood in Nad Al Sheba-4, Al Twar 2 and 3 Parks, and the Mosque Park, in addition to Al Mizhar-1, 2 and 4, Al Qusais 2 and 3, Nadd Al Hamr and the Al Warqaa-2 Parks.

"The park services are being restored in cooperation with the municipality's partners and stakeholders after studying the relevant data and new developments regarding coronavirus as well as the instructions and decisions of the Dubai Health Authority  (DHA) and the Crisis and Disasters Management Authority," confirmed Al Hajri.

Today,18 May 2020, the second phase includes the reopening of 70 parks as well as, neighbourhood parks, pond parks, Miracle Cave, and the Glasshouse in Quranic Park. Al Hajri said, "This will help in achieving the levels of happiness of visitors, citizens and residents, and reducing the risk levels of infection from the sudden and heavy operation of parks and recreational facilities."

On 25 May 2020, the third phase will include the Mushrif, Al Mamzar, Al Khor, Zabeel and Al Safa Parks. 

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