Public libraries in Dubai can now open

Umm Suqeim and Al Safa Art & Design Library are among those permitted to open

Public libraries in Dubai can now open

Public libraries in Dubai are now allowed to reopen, following the easing of restrictions around the emirate.

Al Twar Library, Al Mankhool Library, Al Rashidiya Library, Hor Al Anz Library, Umm Suqeim Library, Al Safa Art & Design Library, Hatta Public Library and private libraries may reopen.

Visitors may go to the open libraries between 10am and 5.30pm, and masks must be worn. Al Ras Public Library is not open, and events, gatherings and classroom activities are not allowed.

Everyone must be temperature checked on arrival, while there will be touchless sanitisers in place.

Reservations are encourages, with walk-ins limited. Visitors can only stay for one hour, and social distancing must be observed.

As of Thursday (June 18) age restrictions in Dubai have been lifted, meaning that kids under 12 and adults over 60 are no longer barred from entering Dubai’s malls and attractions (for more on that, click here).

Dubai's 3D and 4D cinemas are also now open, as are waterparks, swimming pools, museums and beaches.

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