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August 6, 2020

Dubai’s Waldorf Astoria offers Covid-19 tests to in-house guests

Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is reportedly offering Covid-19 tests to all in-house guests as Dubai opens its borders since the global pandemic.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is reportedly offering Covid-19 tests to all in-house guests as Dubai opens its borders since the global pandemic.

The hotel is offering the new service in partnership with Burjeel Hospital. Guests staying at the hotel can request the test during and after a stay.

According to reports, the test will be performed by the hospital’s trained medical staff in the comfort of the guest’s room at a charge of AED250. The results will be turned around to the guests in less than 24 hours.

Waldorf Astoria guests can request the test through their ‘personal concierge’, whom the hotel assigns to each guest while booking the stay.

The personal concierge typically acts as primary contact for guests and assists them during the stay for making dinner reservations, and organising transfers etc.

In addition to offering the test, Waldorf Astoria has launched Hilton’s CleanStay programme to offer safe stay for the guests.

As part of this programme, the vacated rooms are sealed after a thorough cleaning. This is to reassure new guests that no one has accessed the room since it was cleaned.

Meanwhile, Dubai is slowly easing restrictions placed to curb the outbreak of the pandemic. The city reopened its borders last month, ending a nearly four-month closure.

Many hotels in Dubai including Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Media Rotana Hotel and Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah resumed their operations recently.

In May, the UAE’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management allowed hotels in Dubai to open private beaches.

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