Dubai malls, private sector businesses to operate at 100% capacity from June 3

Dubai shopping malls and private sector businesses are to operate at 100 per cent capacity from tomorrow, June 3.

The announcement was made under the director of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 must strictly be in place, including wearing face masks, observing physical distancing, frequent hand washing and using hand sanitiser. 

Additionally, working hours for malls and businesses must fall within the hours permitted for public movement, which are currently between 6am and 11pm in Dubai.

Other key measures for private sector companies include the following:

Private sector employees suffering from respiratory conditions and those with compromised immunity are being advised to continue working remotely.

Temperature screening of employees, visitors and customers, and provision of an isolation room for suspected cases is a must. 

Companies must restrict the number of employees allowed to be present in the pantry at any given time.

For malls, guidelines include:

Frequently sterilising all facilities and common areas in malls

Providing sanitisers across the mall and its entrances

Screening people’s temperature at entrances to identify suspected cases and take necessary measures

All shopping malls are required to provide a dedicated room to isolate suspected cases in accordance with protocols.

Companies and shopping malls will be monitored to ensure these guidelines are followed, with violators facing fines. 


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