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Abu Dhabi to reopen museums and cultural sites at 40% capacity

Strict health measures will be put in place to protect staff and the public

Abu Dhabi to reopen museums and cultural sites at 40% capacity

Abu Dhabi’s museums and other cultural attractions can re-open to the public at 40 percent capacity and with strict health guidelines in place, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi announced on Monday.

As part of the new guidelines, facilities will be regularly sterilised and social distances marked and maintained.

Glass partitions will be placed wherever possible, and all touch screens will be removed.

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Additionally, staff and guests will have their temperature checked before they enter. Staff members who are found to be infected with Covid-19 will not be permitted to return to work for two weeks.

Visits to museums and other cultural facilities are now limited to three hours, while workshops and classes remain suspended.

“We believe that art and culture have the power to help people come together and heal,” said Saood Al Hosani, acting undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi.

“To enable this, and as per our mandate to provide support for the culture sector in Abu Dhabi, strict measures will be implemented at all our cultural sites and museums which will ensure that visitors will have a high degree of confidence that their health and safety will be of paramount importance when they visit, which means that they can enjoy the sites with an enhanced peace of mind.”

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