What citizens of Dubai and Abu Dhabi may and may not do starting Today
The UAE will proceed with its gradual return to normal life on Wednesday, as more limitations are eased in Dubai, allowing citizens to come back to the gym and continue other activities.
Gyms and cinemas are set to open and restrictions are pushed back from 8 pm to 11 pm until 6 am.
Non-essential dentist trips are among the facilities that will be required as well.
Mandatory use of masks where no adjustments have been made outside the house.
Yet what new rules are they? And what limits will be left in the UAE and elsewhere?
The new UAE lifestyle
Citizens should be able to travel about easily between 6 am and 11 pm.
Many establishments will now reopen with increased social distancing and daily disinfection, including gyms, sporting academies, and health clubs as well as cinemas.
Gyms will run at a maximum of 50 per cent, would entail the wearing of masks at all hours and will have to install plastic dividers between devices when changing facilities will stay closed.
Entertainment and recreation facilities like Dubai Ice Rink are reopening.
Non-essential medical care will be active as of Wednesday, such as regular visits to the dentist, and elective surgery lasting 2.5 hours or less will be live.
After the final authorisation from the authorities, Dubai International Airport will return to full operation.
The research will also restart in outsourced government support centres, such as those issuing visas.
The UAE continues Precautions
Social-distancing guidelines, which require people to keep out of homes a two-meter distance from others, must be active at all times and masks remain compulsory outdoors.
In Eid, UAE advised people to avoid meeting family and friends, especially the elderly and those suffering from chronic illnesses. That didn’t change anyway.
Children under the age of 12, adults above the age of 60, and individuals with serious illnesses or vulnerable to infection shouldn’t visit shopping centres, cinemas or sports centres.
So all citizens who return from abroad should adhere to a 14-day quarantine at home, which will be from June 1.
Disinfection must be constantly present in restaurants, and only single-use.
Mosques and public beaches remain locked. There are already hotel beaches open to guests.
The authorities have also not approved the establishment of gyms and pools in residential buildings and complexes.
The nightly movement restriction remains in place from 8 pm until 6 am.
Masks are mandatory, and mosques remain closed.
People can leave their homes to practice for up to two hours a day, provided they are wearing masks and staying two meters apart.
UAE lifestyle come back after Eid
Throughout Eid, first-degree visits were just to families. With the exception of those who are pregnant or have chronic illnesses, senior citizens and babies.
People over 60 years old and those with chronic conditions didn’t leave their homes.
The domestic staff didn’t leave the home, either. Whether, or whether, those constraints will change after Eid is not yet clear.
Malls, pubs, and cafes have reopened, with the number of customers they will accept limited.
Hotels and resorts are also preparing to reboot when they get the green light. This is by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority.
Gloves will also be in addition to masks while in hotels and their services.
This week, Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism has set out a lengthy list of guidelines. Hotel restaurants, lounges, pubs, beaches, pools and gyms must follow before they can resume operations.