The government in Dubai announced the resumption of several economic activities starting from 18 June 2020.
The decision was explored and decided by Vice President His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management headed by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The Emirati city has already started reopening of businesses and returning to normalcy. However, strict precautionary measures are in place in public areas and other crowded places in Dubai. The rules imposed adhere to guidelines shared by local and federal authorities.
While economic activities increase, the government's priority remains to ensure safeguarding the health and well-being of the public. Services that will be open include museums and art galleries, public libraries, home services such as healthcare, beauty services, and selective surgical procedures.
Other activities and facilities include outdoor tourism, fitness activities such as camping; swimming pools; fitness centres; water sports; interactive water activities, 3D and 4D cinema halls, and children’s play areas at parks and beaches. However, they will operate under stringent precautionary measures.
With strict adherence to precautionary measures, those above 60 years of age and children under 12 years have been allowed to visit malls and other public places. They must wear face masks and maintain social distance.
The Committee reminded locals to adhere to preventive measures and remain vigilant so that the community's safety is not compromised. These economic activities have been allowed after all these businesses followed all steps taken to control COVID-19.
The Committee commended authorities in Dubai and the UAE, saying that the governments dealt with COVID crisis in a much better way. They also praised the service provided by hospitals and the private sector in the city to contain the pandemic.
The Committee reminded the people that “We are all Responsible.”
The Committee urged locals to comply with all safety procedure; else their actions might undermine efforts made by the local and federal government to contain the disease. To maintain adherence to safety guidelines, inspections of all public places and businesses will continue. Those caught violating checks and measures will be fined.
The Committee applauded the efforts of frontline workers, federal and local officials, who have ensured to keep the city safer. It named the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Ministry of Interior, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), the Dubai Health Authority, the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, Dubai Police, Dubai State Security for efforts taken to contain the impact of the deadly virus.