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In pictures: Dubai shopping malls open to full capacity

Photos by Shihab/KT

Published on June 3, 2020 at 21.16

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As they reopened at 100 per cent capacity on Wednesday, shopping malls have become the safest hang-out spot in the city.
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Mall-goers were seen adhering to all precautionary measures like wearing masks and gloves on day one of ‘100 per cent normalcy’.
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Posters with safety protocols across shopping centres and security guards on duty ensured residents maintained a safe social distance of two metres from one another.
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Previously malls were only able to operate at 70 percent capacity.
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Here is how the day unfolded across malls

Visitors to the malls must adhere to the UAE's health and safety rules, including the requirement that masks are worn at all time. Kids under 12 and adults over 60 are currently not allowed in malls.
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Within malls all restaurants, food and beverage outlets are able to at their own capacity – although social distancing of two metres between tables and other health and safety precautions must be adhered to. Previously malls were only able to operate at 70 per cent capacity.
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The new move aims to ensure the private sector is able to resume normal activity without compromising on preventive steps to protect people’s health and safety,
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