Coronavirus: Dubai beaches and major parks reopen on Friday

Four public beaches and the Dubai Frame among the popular destinations available again to the public

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Beaches in Dubai, along with major parks, are reopening on Friday.

Dubai Municipality said late on Thursday that the public could visit JBR, Al Mamzar, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim beaches.

Beaches reopen in Dubai

Beaches reopen in Dubai

Major parks and the Dubai Frame will also be open from Friday onwards.

Members of the public must adhere to the standard public safety measures and guidelines introduced for Covid-19 when using the facilities, officials said.

According to Dubai Municipality’s contact centre, children under the age of 12 and adults above 60 are allowed on the beaches and parks.

There will be no lifeguard on the beaches after 7pm and residents have been urged to be responsible.

All visitors must wear masks and social distance. No masks are necessary while in the water.

Gloves are not necessary in open beaches, however they must be worn in parks and closed areas such as the Dubai Frame and Ski Dubai.

Kite Beach will be open from 7am to 7pm. Children under 12 and adults above 60 are not allowed near the Kite Beach mall area, however, they can access the beach side.

Public places where people gather have been closed since measures were introduced to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Dubai eased movement restrictions on Wednesday with the stay home order shortened to 11pm to 6am.

Beaches reopen in Dubai

Beaches reopen in Dubai

Under the more relaxed rules, up to half of staff at Dubai companies are allowed to return to their workplaces and cinema, gyms and entertainment centres including ice rinks have been reopened.

Non-essential medical services, such as routine trips to the dentist, are also now allowed.

Dubai's museums are also to reopen in a phased manner, starting from Monday, June 1, it was announced on Thursday.

When visiting public places, members of the public must wear masks or will face a fine.