By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Time In will still strive to inform residents about the best deals and places that remain open, as well as at-home options
Dubai’s Time Out has temporarily rebranded itself as ‘Time In’ as increasing numbers of local residents are driven to stay at home as a result of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, it was announced on Sunday.
“With many major events being cancelled, tourist attractions temporarily closing and residents of the UAE being advised to take more precautions than usual, we understand it might not always be possible to get out and about as much as you – and we – would like,” Time Out GCC editorial director Holly Sands wrote in a note posted to the Time Out website.
“So, just for a little while, we’re offering you a new way to experience the city: Time In,” the statement added.
According to the statement, Time In will still strive to inform residents about the best deals and places that remain open, as well as at-home options.
“If you’re able to get out and it’s safe to do so, we encourage you to show your city some love and support the places and people that make Dubai such a magnificent place to live,” Sands wrote.
“But if you’re stuck at home and not able to enjoy these things, we’re going to help you bring the best of the city into your living room.
“For once, we say it’s okay to stay on the couch,” she added.
Local venues – such as restaurants, bars, theatres and events – can get in touch with the team at Time In at email@example.com.
“To everyone reading: we’ll get through this. Support your local businesses, and support each other. We at Time Out – temporarily Time In – love you, Dubai. Stay safe, and stay optimistic,” the statement added.
Time Out is an Arabian Business sister publication under the ITP Media Group umbrella.