The United Arab Emirates will adjust its nightly curfew starting Saturday, May 30, official WAM news agency reported on Friday. The new timing for the national coronavirus disinfection drive will now last from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.
Dubai reopens businesses, beaches as Abu Dhabi prepares for reopening
Beach-goers lie on lounge chairs by the shoreline near the Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai, UAE on May 20, 2020. (AFP)
Earlier this month, Dubai allowed hotel beaches to open and outdoor tourism and sports activities for groups of five people or less following a period of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants and shops have also been allowed to operate but only with a 30 percent capacity in order to maintain social distancing. Parking spaces available at malls were reduced to a 25 percent availability to limit the possibility of overcrowding. Beauty salons have also been allowed to operate but on an appointment basis only, offering only hair and nail services.