Dubai reopens recreation centres, theme parks, summer camps

The announcement is part of phase-wise reopening of business activities in the emirate

  
Visitors are seen outside Dubai's Quranic Park in Dubai, UAE April 6, 2019.

Visitors are seen outside Dubai's Quranic Park in Dubai, UAE April 6, 2019.

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The Dubai Economy on Friday announced the reopening of various recreational activities, summer camps, spa and massage centres and indoor theme parks with stringent safety measures from Saturday.

The announcement is part of phase-wise reopening of business activities in the emirate.

Permitted recreation activities include fun fairs, facilities offering rides, soft play facilities, indoor playground and adventures, inflatable playgrounds, virtual reality facilities, edutainment facilities, facilities offering interactive entertainment activities, arcades and escape rooms will reopen. However, parties and social gatherings will not be allowed and baby and toddler soft play areas will not open.

All summer camps running in all types of facilities including child centres, schools, hotels, sports clubs and gyms, libraries and art centres will start functioning from Saturday. According to the guidelines issued by the Dubai Economy, nurseries are not allowed to conduct summer camps during this phase.

Massage services and spa services will resume from Saturday. This include facilities inside hotels and malls, grade A&B list of spas and salons and barbershops outside malls. However, steam rooms, saunas, inhalation rooms, ice rooms, Jacuzzis, hot bath, Moroccan bath and Turkish hammam facilities are not added in the list.

In indoor theme parks, activities other than one to one meet and greet, events, live entertainment and parties, parades and social gatherings will be resumed.

The Dubai Economy also suggests that strict safety measures are in place while services are resuming. Face masks and social distancing are mandatory in addition to a set of precautionary measures to be followed by the facilities, staff and visitors as part of the move to curb the spread of Covid-19.

 

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