As Dubai eases coronavirus curbs, Meraas opens City Walk, other destinations

With the Sheikh Zayed highway towers at the backdrop, visitors stroll at the City Walk district in Dubai, UAE. (AP)

As Dubai, one of the world’s top tourist destinations, slowly and surely eases the restrictions imposed after the coronavirus outbreak, some of the emirate’s retail and leisure spots are reopening, under the guidelines of the UAE authorities.

Dubai’s lifestyle destination developer, Meraas, has announced that they are welcoming visitors again.

The Meraas destinations that opened on Tuesday are: The Outlet Village, The Beach at JBR, Bluewaters, Box Park, Kite Beach, Al Seef, City Walk, La Mer and Last Exit.

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With enhanced safety measures put in place following a disinfection process, all retail stores and food and beverage outlets in the destinations will now be open between 12pm and 10pm each day.

A video on Meraas social media pages spells out the processes in place.

A list of safety instructions have also been explained on their website, asking visitors to follow the latest social distancing instructions as well the new rules and processes put in place.



These include maintaining a physical distance of two meters at all times, wearing a face masks and gloves and undergoing a temperature check.

Children between the ages of three and 12, and those over the age of 60 are not permitted for now.

Visitors are permitted to stay at each destination for a maximum of three hours. Shops have been enlisted with a red tag, which they are required to hang on the door once the maximum capacity has been reached. Customers should then wait outside or come back later for safety reasons.

All entertainment and attractions will remain closed at the moment, as will the car valeting services. The store changing rooms, as well as prayer rooms are also closed.

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Shops have been enlisted with a red tag, which they are required to hang on the door once the maximum capacity has been reached. This informs all customers that they should wait outside or come back later for safety reasons.

All entertainment and attractions will remain closed at the moment, as will the car valeting services. The store changing rooms, as well as prayer rooms are also closed. Visitors are permitted to stay at each destination for a maximum of three hours.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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