Dubai is set to ease restrictions in the city and reopen beaches, restaurants, and cinemas on Tuesday (May 26), which is the third day of Eid-al-Fitr.  

Dubai has been in a state of lockdown since late-March due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic and according to a report in Arabian Business, nearly 70% of the cities’ activities will return to action next week.  

The sizzling city is home to some of the best beaches in the whole of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). While many beaches are affiliated to resorts and hotels and are accessible only to their guests and visitors, Dubai has some amazing public beaches too that come along with facilities such as showers, changing rooms and lifeguards. The likes of Jumeirah Beach and Al Mamzar Park have been awarded ‘Blue Flag beach’ status for adhering to strict international standards.  

Jumeirah Beach © Wikimedia Commons

Meanwhile, if you have been missing catching up with your friends or family for a drink, now Dubai’s licensed restaurants are authorised to serve alcohol. While the restaurants can serve alcohol, provided they maintain the social distancing rules, the bars will continue to remain shut. 

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The report further stated that the drinks can be served to customer only on tables and not within the bar. Moreover, the restaurants have been asked to use single-use glasses for serving drinks as serving drinks directly in bottles is strictly not allowed. If this was not enough to bring a smile on your face, Dubai, then there’s more. Maritime and Mercantile International (MMI) Dubai and African Eastern has announced that they would be delivering alcohol to your home. You can order before 12pm and you’ll receive it the very next day. 

Dubai is famous for its happening nightlife © Wikimedia Commons

It was earlier reported that the UAE has been aiming to welcome their international tourists back by July. Dubai has always been one of the top destinations for travellers around the world. They are known for providing an amazing experience but post COVID-19, the city is doing everything possible to offer an experience that is also safe and secure.  

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As Dubai prepares to revive their tourism, the hotels reportedly have been asked to adapt healthy and safety protocols such as disinfection must be done on a daily basis and frequently and air-conditioning systems should be thoroughly sterilised. Lobby, elevators and other contact points must be sanitised, while social distancing rule should be a priority.