Dubai economy issues guidelines for gradual reopening


April 23, 2020 | By RetailME Bureau

The Dubai Economy has issued guidelines and protocols to be followed by businesses before phased re-opening and continue to do so on resuming operations. However, Dubai Economy has asked businesses to be on ‘standby’ for official announcements on the date of reopening and timings.

Dubai Economy has emphasised that as part of gradual reopening of retail businesses, shopping centres and high street locations will have to maintain 30% occupancy in common and gross leasable areas, while 75% of mall parking will remain closed. F&B outlets will have to reduce seating arrangements to 30% and maintain a six-feet distance between tables. Similarly, stores will have to indicate the maximum number of people allowed inside, maintaining a distance of four feet. Social distancing of two feet will have to be maintained.

While shopping centres will be allowed to operate for 10 hours, consumer visiting hours will be capped at three. During the first phase of reopening, entertainment centres, cinemas as well as prayer rooms and public seating will remain closed.

In terms of health and safety measures, the shopping centres will have to ensure strict sanitisation and sterilisation of the space, while installing hand sanitisation stations. Mall employees and visitors will have to undergo temperature check at the entrance, in addition to wearing gloves and face masks. Establishments are also encouraging digital payment methods, although cash is acceptable.

 

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