Hotels in Dubai permitted to open private beaches

13th May 2020 (Last Updated May 13th, 2020 17:08)

UAE's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has allowed hotels in Dubai to open private beaches.

Hotels in Dubai permitted to open private beaches
Hotels in Dubai can open private beaches amid Covid-19 pandemic. Credit: Charisse Kenion on Unsplash

UAE’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has allowed hotels in Dubai to open private beaches.

However, public beaches, spas, pools, gyms, and fitness facilities will continue to stay closed until further notice.

In a move to ease restrictions on the movement of people in Dubai, the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has given its approval to several other initiatives too.

It has given approval to recreational activities in open spaces such as water sports, skydiving and cycling. It has also approved the recommencement of operations of water taxis and car-sharing services.

It has, however, restricted gatherings to up to five people, and made social distancing rules and wearing masks mandatory to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Before hotels are allowed to open, they have to undergo a thorough sterilisation process.

Among the hotels that have reopened their beaches include Sofitel Dubai the Palm, Five Palm Jumeirah Hotel and Resort, Andaz Dubai The Palm and Anantara Dubai The Palm. The Palm Jumeirah resort has provided access to its guests for non-motorised water sports activities.

Meanwhile, authorities are mulling for an increased restaurant capacity, which has been restricted at 30% since the lifting of the 24-hour lockdown last month.