Restrictions across Dubai have eased considerably in the past few days, although certain measures remain in place to keep people safe from COVID-19.
Currently, public spaces can be freely accessed by people of all ages, provided they maintain at least 2 metres distance with others, wear a face mask and sanitize often.
The latest among the easing of restrictions are that children under 12 years of age, and those over 60 years of age are allowed access to public spaces from 18th June.
The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in the emirate announced that people of both age groups can now go for swimming, play areas, pools, gyms, cinemas and shopping malls. They can also visit the museums, public libraries, art galleries, public parks and beaches.
Home beauty services are also allowed for the children and the elderly.
Elective surgical procedures that last more than two and a half hours have been allowed. In the latest easing of restrictions, gyms are allowed to function at 100 percent capacity, instead of the present 50 percent.
Sport venues are allowed to function on seeking permission from Dubai Sports Council before resuming. Children and the elderly are allowed to participate in sporting activities too.
All entertainment and leisure attractions, Dubai Museums, Parks and public beaches have begun reopening in a phased manner. Marine and Water sport activities and competitions are permitted too.
However, all safety precautions remain in place when accessing any public space including wearing of masks, temperature checks, regular sanitation, and social distancing.
Dubai has been easing all restrictions as the threat of coronavirus has reduced in comparison to the initial outbreak. The officials have now announced that the emirate is on track to curb the spread of the virus, as the daily recoveries have surpassed the number of fresh infections, over the past nine days.