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Dubai shopping malls, private businesses to operate at 100% capacity

Restrictions will be further eased starting tomorrow, Wednesday June 3, despite 635 new cases reported in UAE

Dubai shopping malls, private businesses to operate at 100% capacity

Dubai shopping malls and private businesses will be able to operate at 100% capacity 

All shopping malls and private sector businesses in Dubai will be allowed to operate at 100% capacity starting tomorrow, Wednesday June 3, after months of facing a 30% limit.

This is according to an announcement by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management and under the directives of Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

It comes as Dubai eases restrictions following lockdown and curfew measures in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus. 

In line with its gradual reopening, Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan yesterday declared the city is “taking off again” as he shared an Instagram picture of a first class ticket on Emirates dated June 1 and headed to London. 

He captioned it with the words “coming soon” to his 10 million followers on the platform, offering some optimism amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The chairman of the executive council held a meeting at Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3 where he described Dubai Airport as the beating heart of the world, with Emirates airline as its artery.

While Dubai is easing restrictions, despite retaining an 11pm to 4:30am curfew and social distancing rules, Abu Dhabi has restricted access to and from the capital, and maintains a limited capacity rule (40%) at malls and restaurants.

The UAE today warned residents of complying with precautionary measures as it reported 635 new cases, taking the total infections discovered in the country to 35,192.

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