Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 20 October 2020

CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus: more Abu Dhabi public parks reopen at 40 per cent capacity

Thermal cameras will be placed at entrances to check the temperature of the visitors

No entry signs at Corniche Beach in Abu Dhabi in April. Public beaches and parks were closed in March to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Victor Besa / The National 
No entry signs at Corniche Beach in Abu Dhabi in April. Public beaches and parks were closed in March to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Victor Besa / The National 

More public parks will reopen in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra.

This will be the third stage of reopening parks and beaches across the emirate after they were closed in March to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The facilities are being opened after extensive sterilisation of the premises.

Thermal cameras will be placed at entrances to check the temperature of the visitors.

A maximum of five people are allowed per group and all must wear face masks.

The reopened parks will operate at 40 per cent capacity.

Food and beverage outlets will operate at 30 per cent capacity, with a maximum of four people per table. The tables should be placed at a minimum distance of 2.5m.

Play areas will be closed and parking will be at 50 per cent capacity.

All beachgoers must wear masks, and showers will be closed. Loungers for individuals should be placed at a minimum distance of 2.5m.

Facilities will be frequently sanitised by municipality workers to ensure the safety of visitors.

The parks set to reopen in Abu Dhabi are: Bani Yas Ladies Park, Shahama Park 2 and 3, Al Bahia Park, Al Rahba Park and New Airport Garden.

Nahil Park will reopen in Al Ain.

In Al Dhafra, Dalma and Sila Park will be open to public.

Earlier this month, the Department of Municipalities and Transport announced the reopening of Umm Al Emarat Park and Khalifa Park in Abu Dhabi, Al Sulaimi Park in Al Ain and Madinat Zayed in Al Dhafra.

Hudayriat Beach and Corniche Beach in Abu Dhabi, and Al Mirfa Beach in Al Dhafra are also open.

Other reopened public parks and beaches include, Al Bateen Beach, Delma Park, Rabdan Park and Sharea Park, Wathba Park, Shahama Park 1 and Kathem Park, Green Mubazzarah Park, Al Mirfa Park and Zayed Al Khair Park.

Authorities have also announced the reopening of Warner Bros World, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Clymb.

The popular indoor parks will reopen on July 29, just before Eid holidays.

Strict precautionary safety measures will be in place to ensure the safety of guests and employees.

This includes operating at 30 per cent capacity, which means that all customers (including annual passholders) must book online ahead of time.

Updated: July 25, 2020 07:10 PM

THE DAILY NEWSLETTER
Sign up to our daily email