Dubai Waterfront Market has been authorized to re-open on Tuesday, April 7 following mass closures of markets to curb the spread of COVID-19. There have been implemented a range of precautionary health and safety measures both for customers and staff. As part of preventive measures, all visitors have to provide an approved permit.
All customers and staff are to keep physical distance, wear masks and gloves as mandatory measures to combat the spread of coronavirus. The Fish Market will operate around the clock with deep cleaning and sanitisation closures from 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM and 02:00 AM to 06:00 AM.
Mohammad Al Madani, Waterfront Market Manager, states, that strict safety, security and hygiene rules are taken on a regular basis as they work in the food sector. However, they have taken additional precautionary measures across the entire market to further ensure the health and safety of all our customers, staff and the wider community.
Aside from Lulu Hypermarket, The Pharmacy, the Fish Market and the auction, all other retail outlets at Waterfront Market will remain closed until further notice. Restaurants at the Waterfront Market will provide services to home delivery only.
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