Dubai residents will be allowed to move without a permit from 6 am to 10 pm, authorities announced.
After careful evaluation of the results of the successful preventive measures taken over a period of 3 weeks, the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management announced a partial easing of movement restrictions in the emirate from Friday, with its continuation from 10 pm until 6 am.
During this time – 10 pm to 6 am – strict restrictions will be in place and people will be allowed to leave homes only for medical emergencies.
People will be allowed to visit family, under the condition of 5 people meeting in one place. Working from office is permitted for no more than 30 per cent of the total number of workers.
Malls will open from 12 pm to 10 pm but prayer rooms, cinema halls, changing rooms and entertainment avenues will remain closed. Children aged 3 to 12 and senior residents (above 60) are not allowed to visit malls.
Places that are allowed to resume work include:
Malls and shopping centres, retail shops, open markets, pharmacies, money exchange, cafes and restaurants (no buffet or sheesha), food services, delivery, social services, laundry, beauty salons for men and women, medical facilities, import offices, manufacturers of medical equipment, factories, water and electricity, communication, media, ports, airports, and airlines, security (army, police), public transport, construction, hotels
Dubai Metro will operate starting April 26 and will run from 7am to 11pm. Passenger numbers per cabin will be restricted while all passengers must wear masks. Only two passengers allowed per taxi.