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Dubai Financial Market to reopen trading floor starting Tuesday

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on July 5, 2020 | Last updated on July 5, 2020 at 05.01 pm
Dubai Financial Market, DFM, trading floor, covid-19, coronavirus

All DFM employees had returned to office starting June 14.

The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) will reopen its trading floor and customer affairs counters for investors from Tuesday, July 7, 2020, but under strict coronavirus precautionary and safety measures.

Since trading floor and customer affair counters have been closed since mid-March in order to contain the pandemic, the bourse remained functional and investors continued buying and selling shares online through digital platforms.

All DFM employees had returned to office starting June 14.

The Dubai bourse on Sunday closed flat at 2,062 points, up by 0.59 points or 0.02 per cent.

"Following the UAE's remarkable success in containing the pandemic, we are reopening the trading floor and customer affairs counters under strict precautionary measures to protect public health and safety of clients and employees alike. For instance, the measures include usage of thermal measuring devices at the entrance of the trading floor, commitment to safe distance, controlling investors' accessibility to customer affairs counters and guiding them to submit their applications through the smart devices available on the Trading Floor as well as installing barriers on these counter," said Hassan Al Serkal, chief operating officer and head of operations division of DFM.

"We highly encourage market participants to continue utilising DFM's electronic and smart platform with the same pace witnessed during the past three months," Al Serkal added.

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