Return to Normalcy; UAE allows shops to resume their post-COVID-19 timings

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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All stores functioning in the emirate can resume their normal working hours as they were before the lockdown, necessitated by COVID-19. The announcement was made by the Dubai Economy following the successful completion of the National Disinfection Program in UAE.

While returning to the earlier work timings strict precautionary measures have to be followed including wearing masks and gloves, constant sterilization, placing physical distancing stickers and checking the body temperature of people entering.

It stressed the need to continue following the directives of the leadership and other government entities to reduce the spread of the virus. Dubai Economy called on the corporate community to stick to the policies and guidelines previously declared for different economic operations in order to make a successful contribution to the security of the health and welfare of society.

“We are all responsible” is the principle that Dubai Economy urges the public to follow even as the restrictions are eased.

Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of Dubai Economy, affirmed that “the return to normal life and allowing movement around the clock validate the role of the leadership and competent authorities in Dubai in containing the pandemic and supporting the business environment in order to ensure its sustainability and continuity.”

He shared his satisfaction to the commitment displayed by each member of the Emirate’s society to protect the results and outcomes of these activities, in the interests and welfare of everyone.

Al Qamzi thanked the various business sectors for their commitment to the precautionary measures and procedures shown during the various market re-opening phases.

Sami Al Qamzi, Dubai Economy UAE
Sami Al Qamzi,
Director General – Dubai Economy

“The private sector has played a stellar role in strengthening and supporting government efforts made since the outbreak of COVID-19, which in turn also contributed to the success of the National Disinfection Programme, which witnessed complete sterilization of all facilities in the country.”

Restrictions will continue on public gatherings and the number of people allowed to travel in a car. People are encouraged to avoid making family visits and to continue using contactless payment methods.