Hotels in Dubai begin opening swimming pools

Beaches are already open, and social distancing must be in place

Hotels in Dubai begin opening swimming pools

Hotels in Dubai are have been permitted to begin reopening their swimming pools tomorrow (Friday June 12). Pools across the emirate have been shut for several weeks now in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Pools may reopen in hotels, health clubs, residential and recreational facilities, but social gatherings, parties, slides and rides are not allowed. Spas, hot tubs and saunas are not permitted to reopen.

Everyone must be temperature checked on arrival, and must maintain social distancing of two metres at all times. Groups must not exceed five people.

Maximum capacity in the pool is one person per four square metres and social distancing must be adhered to in the pool.

People are encouraged not to spend more than two hours in the pool area.

Atlantis The Palm confirmed via email to Time Out that it is reopening all of its pools as of Friday June 12.

Hotel beaches in Dubai opened on May 12, with strict social distancing in place. At hotel beaches there must be a 2m clear distance between people and 4m clear between two groups of people.

Beach club membership programme Privilee relaunched last week, previously hotel beach access had been restricted to hotel guests.

As restrictions across Dubai ease, for a list of malls in Dubai that are now open click here and the regulations that are in place. For a list of restaurants in Dubai that have reopened click here.

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