By Gavin Gibbon
Meydan Hotels and Hospitality announced closure as part of precautionary measures to prevent spread of coronavirus
The Meydan Hotel and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa have both closed their doors as a result of the coronavirus restrictions announced in the UAE.
In a statement, Meydan Hotels and Hospitality revealed that both hotels would temporarily close as a precaution against the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The UAE currently has 570 confirmed cases, while the deadly virus has claimed the lives of two people in the country.
The statement said: “With people encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing, our main priority is to safeguard the well-being of our community therefore both properties will remain closed from March 26 until 15 April 2020. All facilities, including the swimming pool, gym, spa and restaurants will be closed. The Meydan Grandstand event operations will also be temporarily closed.
“Meydan Hotels and Hospitality is devoted to ensuring the health and safety of its staff, residents and visitors and is adhering to the Government’s regulations and directives.
“It will use the following two weeks to deep clean, refresh amenities and make product improvements to provide guests with unmatched services and experiences upon reopening. Henceforth, Meydan Hotels and Hospitality remains vigilant and will be monitoring the situation in order to support and update our employees and the community.”
Customers who have made a booking for this time can change to a later date, accept a full refund or choose the option of staying at other hotels in the area.