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Dubai’s financial hub DIFC announces all entities can now reopen at 100% capacity

Waheed Abbas/Dubai
Filed on June 13, 2020 | Last updated on June 13, 2020 at 12.13 pm
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Dubai government offices can operate at 100 per cent capacity from June 14.


Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), the region’s largest financial centre, is now fully operational following the restrictions imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Arif Amiri, the CEO of Dubai International Financial Centre Authority, said precautionary and social distancing measures will remain in place in line with the latest guidance from Dubai authorities to counter the coronavirus pandemic.

“I am pleased to let you know that premises across the Centre are now able to fully open. Entities based in DIFC can now operate at 100 per cent capacity. Like me, I am sure many clients are looking forward to returning to work here as well as making use of the world-class restaurants, cafes, retailers and art galleries,” said Amiri.
“Whilst day-to-day working environments will feel different, changes are being made in the interests of the health and wellbeing of everyone. Precautionary and social distancing measures remain in place. All requirements for people working and visiting are consistent with the rest of Dubai. These may be supported by additional local and global standards that your company has established,” he said in an e-mail to the free zone’s community members.
At the end of 2019, there were 2,437 companies based out of the free zone, employing 25,600 people. Government offices in Dubai are allowed to operate at 100 per cent capacity from today, June 14. The Dubai government had allowed private sector and malls to operate at 100 per cent capacity from June 3, 2020.

"With finance being one of the main contributors to Dubai's economy, I'm sure every person supporting the sector is working incredibly hard to regain any lost momentum, closing deals before the quarter ends and planning for the remainder of 2020. We remain fully committed to helping our clients grow, both in the near term as the Covid-19 situation improves, and in the future," said Amiri.

He pointed out that DIFC's stimulus packages remain available until the end of June 2020.

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