Authorities in Abu Dhabi are planning to gradually reopen shopping malls and restart trading activities on a limited scale.
A timeline has not been announced, but the Department of Economic Development is looking at options in partnership with the private sector and other stakeholders.
It has also issued a list of health and safety guidelines that retailers and shoppers will have to follow if the outlets reopen.
Similar measures are also being considered in Dubai, as per a government circular issued to commercial establishments.
.@AbuDhabiDED is consulting with stakeholders on re-opening malls in #AbuDhabi. In line with government plans for a gradual increase in economic activity, the Department is exploring options in collaboration with the private sector. pic.twitter.com/46ny6Rmmgb— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@ADMediaOffice) April 22, 2020