Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) announces the third step of the post-quarantine programme and reopens more public beaches and parks in the emirate. It was noted that all public facilities and touchpoints will undergo regular sterilization and clean service.
Private beaches or popular attractions and spots have also been permitted to open with “Go Safe sign-off”, a government initiative that allows resuming operation with a confirmed appliance to the preventive measures.
At the moment, the total capacity of public parks and beaches is limited at 40 percent; visitors are required to wear masks and gloves (unless submerged in the water). Also, visitors’ temperature will be checked on the entry; the max group of 4 persons is allowed with minimum space between groups of 2m.
Among opened beaches:
– Hudayriat Beach;
– Corniche Beach in Abu Dhabi;
– Al Mirfa Beach in Al Dhafrah;
Among opened parks:
Food and beverage outlets will operate at 30 percent capacity, with a maximum of 4 people per table. The tables should be placed at a minimum distance of 2.5m. Play areas will be closed and parking will be at 50 percent capacity. Loungers for individuals should be placed at a minimum distance of 2.5m.
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