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Dubai's Global Village closes early as coronavirus precaution

All museums, historical sites and libraries in the emirate have also closed until the end of the month

Dubai's Global Village closes early as coronavirus precaution

Last week Global Village announced that it was postponing all its remaining concerts for this season, which was set to run until 4.

Dubai’s Global Village has become the latest casualty of the coronavirus.

Dubai Media Office confirmed on Sunday that the popular attraction would close early “in line with ongoing efforts to safeguard public health”.

Last week Global Village announced that it was postponing all its remaining concerts for this season, which was set to run until 4.

Authorities on Sunday ordered the closure of all gyms, cinemas, theme parks, amusement games and electronic games centres and spring camps, as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. 

Meanwhile, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority has announced the temporary closure of museums, historical sites and public libraries from Sunday until the end of the month. 

Dubai Municipality has also revealed that all parks and entertainment facilities are closed until further notice “in line with precautionary measures to ensure safeguard public health and to preserve the safety and health of community members to prevent the spread of coronavirus”.

In a further move, the Department of Economic Development has ordered all massage parlours and spas to close from Sunday until the end of March.

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