Hotels in Dubai to adhere to strict social distancing and safety precautions

New guidelines have been issued and hotel beaches are to reopen

Hotels in Dubai to adhere to strict social distancing and safety precautions
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Hotels in Dubai will have to adhere to new social distancing and safety precautions, according to reports from Arabian Business.

This follows the news earlier today (Tuesday May 12) that hotels beaches in Dubai are set to reopen, for hotel guests only. Public beaches remain closed.

Guests checking into hotels in Dubai will have to fill out health declarations, wear masks at all times and must maintain social distancing.

The report states that hotel entrances in Dubai must have contactless screening, while only guests with booking confirmations or online pre-payments will be permitted into the hotel.

According to the guidelines there must be a minimum 24 hours between check-in and check-out for each room.

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, and groups of people must not exceed ten.

According to the report, bars, saunas and steam facilities, nightclubs and spa facilities are not allowed to reopen and must remain shut.

Dubai mall regulations were also updated, today stating that the “no refund/return policy” restriction was being lifted and that changing rooms could now be used.

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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