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Things to do in Dubai during COVID-19 pandemic

Things to do in Dubai during COVID-19 pandemic - Coming Soon in UAE
7 May 2020

There is hardly a news outlet that won’t tell us how serious and dangerous the COVID-19 pandemic is. From health risks and safety regulations to economic implications and international politics.

But, the one thing that no new outlet covers, and that we all feel, is how boring the coronavirus pandemic can be. Few of us actually know what to do with all the time that we have to spend at home besides watch TV. So, to help elevate this, we are going to go over some fun things to do in Dubai during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some things to do in Dubai during COVID-19 pandemic

In order to property consider which things to do in Dubai during the COVID-19 pandemic, we first need to take a look at what restrictions are currently in effect and which ones are lifted. So, as of writing this article, you need to follow these rules:

  • Wearing a face mask.
  • No longer do you need to have permits in order to go outside.
  • Public transport is available with proper physical distancing.
  • Exercise in open space – 3 people maximum and no more than two hours.
  • Social gatherings – family gatherings of up to 5 people are allowed.
  • Lounges, restaurants, and hotels are open (but they function at 30% capacity)
  • Barbershops are open.

So, once you take all of this into account, you will soon see that there are a ton of things you can do. Much more then you could a mere couple of weeks ago.

Learn a new skill

Learning a new skill from the comfort of your home is easier than ever. With so many online guides and tutorials, you only have your discipline (or lack thereof) to blame. So, if you want to do something productive, learn a new skill. From cooking and baking to learning a new instrument or crafting things from wood or clay. You can even consult with Dubai Personal Trainers and learn to do something new with your body. There are so many creative things to do in Dubai during the COVID-19 pandemic, that you should have little trouble finding something that interests you. Our advice is to go online and check a couple of videos on what awaits you. That way you will know how to prepare, and you won’t give up due to a sudden hurdle.

A guitar resting on a pillow, showing you that learning to play it is one of the best things to do in Dubai during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit relatives

Since COVID-19 has been going on for a while, we suggest that you first visit your relatives. Being isolated can be difficult for people both mentally and emotionally. Especially if they are old and they have to go through these difficult times. So, one of the best things to do in Dubai during the COVID-19 pandemic is to visit an elderly relative. Get a nice gift for them for Ramadan, and pay them a visit. By doing so you are bound to bring a bit of warmth to their heart and a smile on their face. Just remember to adhere to physical distancing and to wear a face mask.

Go for a walk

Since the summer in Dubai has started, exercising can be a bit difficult. The humidity and the heat will make anyone dread going for a run or exercising. But, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go outside. What we recommend is that you go for a morning walk. You are allowed up to two hours of exercise per day, and we suggest that you make the most of them. If you find a cool place under some shade, you can practice yoga or light stretching. You can still exercise in the safety of your home, as there is no risk of getting heatstroke. Just remember to keep yourself properly hydrated.

Coronavirus in Dubai

Read a book

If there is one downtrend that we can clearly witness it’s the lack of people that read books. TV shows, movies, and video games have all become a part of mainstream society. And, unfortunately, they have quenched the thirst that people used to have for books. So, if you want to do something smart while the COVID-19 pandemic blows over, start reading again. A book will be much more beneficial to your mental health then any TV show or movie could ever be. If you are not sure what to read, we suggest going back to the classics. Tolstoy, Stephen King, Orwell, Tolkien… All of them are a great way to go back to the lost beauty of reading.

Visit restaurants

Dubai is one of the best places in the world to try delicious foods. Both local and international cuisine. So, if you’ve grown bored from getting take out, or from your own cooking, use the following weeks to try something you haven’t so far. Keep in mind though that, restaurants are limited to working on 30% of their maximum capacity. So, you’d be smart to make reservations as soon as possible. Keep in mind that Iftar is currently full wake and that there are decent restaurants where you enjoy it. But don’t count on simply walking into a restaurant and finding a table.

Various Arab dishes

Final thoughts about coronavirus in Dubai

By recently lifting some of the measures, Dubai has allowed its residents to reinvigorate their lifestyles. There are far more things that you can do now in Dubai, even though the coronavirus pandemic is not over yet. But, that is precisely what you need to keep in mind while enjoying the less restrictive measures. Know that countries like Brazil and Russia are still experiencing a large outbreak and that other countries have not experienced the peak of their outbreaks jet. So, if we are to keep COVID-19 at bay, we need to stay smart. Wearing a facemask, regularly washing our hands, practicing physical distancing… All of these are necessary if we want to avoid the return of coronavirus. So, while there are numerous things you can do, try to stay safe and go at it slow and steady.

 

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