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Combating coronavirus: These Dubai spots are now open for residents

Published on May 17, 2020 at 14.26

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Life in Dubai is slowly beginning to get back on track in the wake of Covid-19 - and you can almost hear the city breathe a collective sigh of relief. The authorities are ensuring that precautionary measures are followed strictly by every resident stepping out. (Photo by Juidin Bernarrd/ Khaleej Times)
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Residents are required to always wear masks and maintain social distancing in all spaces — whether at malls, parks or beaches. Here is a list of all that is now open in the emirate. (Photo by Juidin Bernarrd/ Khaleej Times)
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The reopening of Dubai’s public parks has been planned in three phases. (Neeraj Murali/KT)
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As part of the first phase, external tracks and 72 family squares are now accessible. All parks are slated to be opened by the end of this month. (Photo: Neeraj Murali/KT)
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Hotels have been allowed to reopen their private beaches — but only to their guests. Stringent preventive measures will also be enforced, and all individuals must maintain mandatory physical distancing. (Photo: AP)
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Shopping malls have been operating from 12pm to 10pm during Ramadan. (Mohammed Mustafa Khan/ KT)
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However, after the Holy Month, malls will operate from 10am to 10pm during weekdays, and from 10am to 12pm on weekends. (Photo: Shihab/KT)
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Recreational activities

Sports and recreational activities will be permitted in open spaces for up to five people, including cycling, water sports and skydiving. (Photo: Shihab/KT)
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Mall of the Emirates has launched a drive-in cinema that begins today and is priced at Dh180 for two.
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Gold Souk

On May 13, more than 500 shops reopened for business following a comprehensive disinfection campaign. Stores will operate from 11am to 9pm, and wholesale offices from 10am to 5pm. (Photo: Mohammed Mustafa Khan/KT )
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Public transport

Dubai's metro, public buses and taxi services have been available since April 26. Dubai Metro is operational from 7am to 11pm Saturday to Thursday, and from 10am to 11pm on Friday. (Image: RTA/Twitter)
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Public buses are operating on normal timetables during the day from 6am to 10pm. (Photo by Juidin Bernarrd/ Khaleej Times)
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Trams and maritime transport, including the Dubai Ferry, water taxis, both traditional and air-conditioned abras, and car-sharing services are also operational. (File photo)
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