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Combating coronavirus: Malls in Dubai can now open until 10pm, at 70% capacity

Staff Report

Published on May 26, 2020 at 16.00

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Starting today (May 27), malls in Dubai can operate at 70 per cent of their capacity, according to a Dubai Economy circular seen by Khaleej Times. Until today (May 26), they are allowed to operate at 30 per cent capacity. (Photo by Shihab/KT)
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According to the document, malls can remain open between 6am and 10pm. Hygiene protocols include mandatory face masks for everyone, mandatory 2-metre social distancing for patrons and a rigourous sterilisation routine by the operators and mall tenants. (Photo by Shihab/KT)
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Here is a list of operational changes at malls in Dubai from May 27:
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1. Increase in occupancy ceiling to 70 per cent of common areas and gross leasable areas, and an increase in capacity level of staffing to 70 per cent.(Photo: Neeraj Murali/KT)
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2. All mall operators must synchronise their protocols and measures with the reopened establishments within the malls to ensure maximum safety measures are aligned and followed. (Photo: Neeraj Murali/KT)
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3. Malls and retail outlets can choose their most preferred operating hours, anytime between 6am and 10pm. (Photo by Neeraj Murali/KT)
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4. Mall operators shall synchronise all their processes and procedures with the facilities and establishments reopening inside the mall. (Photo: Shihab/KT)
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5. Only 30 per cent of the mall parking to remain closed (this has changed from the earlier 70 per cent) (Photo: Neeraj Murali/KT)
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6. All elevators must have markings on the floor that indicate social distancing and users must comply by standing on these markings. Priority is given to persons with special needs and pregnant women. (Photo by Mohammed Mustafa Khan/ KT)
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7. High-risk individuals are not permitted to enter the mall, including: >> Children under 12 years, and children of any age-groups with medical conditions >> Elderly above 60 years old >> High risk individuals with medical conditions [applicable to all age groups]High risk individuals with medical conditions [applicable to all age groups]. (Photo by Juidin Bernarrd/ KT).
 
 
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