Hotels in Dubai set to reopen beaches

A report says saunas and spas must remain shut

Hotels in Dubai set to reopen beaches

Hotels in Dubai are set to reopen their beaches, according to reports from Arabian Business.

Hotel beaches in Dubai have been closed for several weeks, although some in Ajman and Fujairah have since opened (click here to see how they have been social distancing).

According to the report, bars, saunas and steam facilities, nightclubs and spa facilities are not allowed to reopen and must remain shut. Beaches may reopen, according to a directive cited by Arabian Business, dated May 12.

Arabian Business also reports that authorities are considering an increase in restaurant capacity – which is currently limited to 30 percent, and has been since April 24.

At hotel beaches there must be a 2m clear distance between people and 4m clear between two groups of people. Access is limited to hotel guests.

Meanwhile restrictions on water sports and boat rentals are also set to be lifted, as long as the group is less than five people.

Earlier today updates to Dubai mall regulations were announced, stating that the “no refund/return policy” restriction was being lifted.

Opening hours in Dubai’s malls also will be lengthened after Ramadan with suggested operating hours after Ramadan from 10am until 10pm on weekdays and 10am until midnight on weekends, though malls must adhere to curfew timings announced by the Federal Government. Throughout Ramadan the opening hours continue to be noon until 10pm.

Other restrictions, including wearing a mask are still in place, while children under 12 and adults over 60 are still not permitted into malls.

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