Malls in Dubai can operate to 70 percent capacity

Here’s everything you need to know about the new mall rules

Malls in Dubai can operate to 70 percent capacity

Malls in Dubai will be able to operate at 70 percent of their capacity in common areas post Eid al-Fitr. Capacity was previously capped at 30 percent.

Shops can also increase their staff to 70 percent, up from the 30 percent on previous rules. Malls can also now choose their opening hours, falling between the hours of 6am and 10pm.

Within malls all restaurants, cafés and other F&B outlets will also be able to operate at their own capacity – although social distancing of two metres between tables and other health and safety precautions must be adhered to.

Kids under 12 and adults over 60 are still not permitted to enter malls, while only 30 percent of the car parking must remain closed.

All elevators must have markings on the floor that indicate social distancing and users must comply by standing on these markings. Priority is given to persons with special needs and pregnant women.

This follows the news that from tomorrow (Wednesday May 27) gyms, cinemas and other businesses around Dubai are allowed to reopen.

Opening hours across Dubai are able to be from 6am until 11pm. Tonight (Tuesday May 26) is the final night of 8pm to 6am National Sterilisation Programme hours.

The UAE government announced last night (Monday 25) that businesses in the Emirates will be reopened with the new set opening hours. The news was announced during a virtual meeting with Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management led by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.

Offices can also operate at 50 percent capacity, while adhering to all set guidelines.
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