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Coronavirus: What's open and what's closed in Dubai

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on March 26, 2020 | Last updated on March 26, 2020 at 05.45 am
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Groceries, supermarkets and pharmacies are among the establishments that will remain open.

Malls, shops and public spaces across the country remained closed on Wednesday. In line with the preventive measures announced by the authorities to fight the spread of Covid-19, Dubai Economy directed commercial establishments to close down for two weeks. Here is a list of what's open and what's not.

What's open?
> Grocery stores
> Supermarkets
> Cooperative societies
> Pharmacies
> Bakeries
> Car workshops
> Laundries
> Technical and electrical services providers
> Banks and exchange houses
> Clinics

What's closed?
> Commercial outlets in markets, on streets and shopping malls
> Fish, meat and vegetable markets (except wholesalers)
> Shisha cafes
> Gyms and fitness centres
> Theme parks
> Amusement centres and electronic games outlets
> Cinemas
> Men's and women's salons
> Massage parlours and spas

Special cases
> Eateries are closed, but can home-deliver food. Residents can also opt for takeaways
> Eateries inside hotels and hotel apartments can serve their guests and home-deliver food.

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