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All business sectors in Dubai to work normal hours

26 June 2020

After the successful completion of the National Sterilisation Programme in the UAE, the Dubai Economy has announced that all economic sectors that are currently operational in Dubai can return to normal pre-Covid working hours.  However, the precautionary measures such as wearing of masks, gloves, placing physical distancing stickers, providing sterilisation devices and checking temperature of people have all to be adhered to.

The Dubai Economy has asked the business community to stick to previously announced protocols and procedures that have been specified for various economic activities to effectively contribute towards preserving the safety of the society.

The Dubai Economy seeks to preserve the efforts made by various authorities in the UAE and align in with the directives of the leadership and the competent government entities that endeavoured to overcome the implications of COVID-19.

The Director General of Dubai Economy, HE Sami Al Qamzi has said that the return to normal life and permitting movement round-the-clock shows the effective role of the leadership and competent authorities in Dubai in containing the pandemic and in supporting the business environment so as to ensure its continuity and sustainability.

Al Qamzi further expressed happiness about the responsibility shown by every member of the community in the emirate towards preserving the outputs and results of these efforts, in the interest and safety of all. He thanked all the business sectors for their commitment to the precautionary measures during the re-opening stages of the market.

The private sector too, had played a major role in strengthening and supporting the efforts by the government since the outbreak, which also led to the success of the National Sterilization Programme, which included complete sterilization of all the facilities in the country.

Dubai Economy emphasized that the return to normalcy shows the message that ‘We are all Responsible’.  

The implementation of previous precautionary protocols will continue including restrictions on public gatherings, advisory on avoiding family visits and the need to wear a face mask if there is more than a person in the car.

Dubai Economy has also encouraged use of smart and contactless payment methods provided by various parties to ensure safety. The Dubai Economy emphasized that the relevant inspection teams will continue their inspections and campaigns across stores, commercial establishments and shopping centres. The law will be implemented strictly and firmly to safeguard the interest and safety of the public.

The Dubai Economy Department has also asked the consumers to report in case of any non-compliance of COVID-19 precautionary guidelines through the Dubai Consumer App or by calling 600545555 or by visiting website www.consumerrights.ae.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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