As movement restrictions have been partially lifted by the Government of Dubai, shopping malls and other retailers are facing stage one openings amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The novel coronavirus has now infected close to three million people worldwide, of which 10,349 cases has been declared in the UAE.
Dubai Mall, Mirdif City Centre, Burjuman, Mall of the Emirates and more, have reopened its doors over the weekend. Now, Nakheel is set to relaunch Ibn Battuta Mall, Nakheel Mall and Dragon Mart this week and are taking extensive precautionary measures in efforts to sterilise the facility prior to the reopening, ensuring the safety of all employees and visitors during this time.
As per the directives of the Government of Dubai and Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, all mall management must comply with the health and safety guidelines provided. This includes only 30 per cent capacity to be allowed inside the mall. Senior citizens over the age of 60 will not be permitted to enter. It is also mandatory that all visitors wear protective masks – a fine of Dhs1,000 will be issued to those who leave their homes without one.
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