The Dubai Department of Economic Development has announced the closure of a number of commercial activities starting from Wednesday March 25, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The closures will stay in effect until Wednesday April 8, with the decision excluding activities inside or outside of malls including pharmacies, cooperative societies, supermarkets and grocery stores.
Closures include shopping malls and commercial centres, along with open fish, meat and vegetable markets. However, this excludes wholesale fish, meat and vegetable markets supplying to supermarkets.
The list also includes bodybuilding and fitness gyms, theme parks, spring camps, gaming centres, cinemas and spas.
All commercial shops in open markets will also close, except for bakeries, car workshops, laundries, technical and electrical services.
Restaurants, cafés, cafeterias, coffee shops, food and shisha service establishments are also on the list of closures, except for those at hotels and hotel apartments serving guests
However, DED have also stated that shops that are closed can still sell online.
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