Dubai and the UAE at large have been rolling back shutdown measures that had been put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus.
On Tuesday, Dubai welcomed tourists back for the first time since closing its airports to commercial flights in late March.
With coronavirus restrictions easing and tourists returning, here’s a list of everything to do in Dubai:
Go shopping in the malls
Dubai is home to some of the biggest malls in the world, which had closed down due to coronavirus. Restrictions have now been eased, and malls in Dubai and in the other emirates of the UAE have been reopened.
Head for dinner
Restaurants have reopened, although some rules remain in place regarding capacity, meaning it may be a good idea to make a reservation if you plan on going out for dinner.
Catch some sun on the beach
Major beaches and hotel beaches in Dubai have opened, welcoming residents and tourists back to the emirate’s sandy vistas.
Visit the cinema
Cinemas have reopened in Dubai, although the capacity has been greatly reduced to limit the potential spread of coronavirus, meaning many seats will remain empty.
Use public transport
Dubai’s metro, tram, bus, and marine transport services have all resumed, although some timings may still be shorter than prior to coronavirus lockdown.
Cool off in a water park
Water parks reopened in Dubai in mid-June with 50 percent capacity and a strict set of guidelines mandating deep cleaning and repeat water quality tests. Social distancing rules also remain in effect, meaning all guests and visitors will need to maintain a two-meter distance at all times.
Explore an aquarium
Two of Dubai’s prominent aquariums, The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis The Palm and Dubai Aquarium at Dubai Mall, have both reopened, allowing visitors a chance to explore the underwater world and witness both aquariums’ abundant marine life.
Visit the top of the tallest building in the world
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, has reopened its observation deck, once again offering visitors an unparalleled view across the city.
Take in some culture at the museum
Museums across Dubai, including Dubai Museum located in the oldest existing building in the emirate, have reopened, with visitors able to travel back in time and experience the traditional way of life in the emirate.
Relax with a walk in the park
Parks in Dubai have reopened, with residents and visitors once again taking to the emirate’s greenery to relax.
Note: Coronavirus rules and regulations still remain in effect in Dubai, with fines in place for noncompliance, such as failing to wear a mask or gather in large groups.
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