Malls in Abu Dhabi are gradually reopening this month with reduced hours and special safety measures set by the Department of Economic Development.
Like other public spaces and attractions across the capital, malls were temporarily shut to avoid the spread of COVID-19 back in March whilst we all self-isolated at home. However last week, a series of guidelines were issued by the government to malls and shopping destinations in the city, allowing them to reopen once they’ve met a stringent health and safety standards
Since then, a number of malls in the capital have successfully met the criteria and reopened, with maximum capacity of 30 percent, the installation of thermal inspection devices, separate entrances and exits as well as other safety measures.
The malls have all implemented the compulsory precautionary measures set by the Department of Economic Development meaning all staff have been tested for COVID-19 and must wear masks and gloves at all time, while each mall will carry out daily disinfection programmes.
In addition, all shoppers are only permitted to visit for a maximum of two hours, must abide by social distancing rules, wear protective masks and are advised to use contactless payment where possible and bring reusable bags.
Abu Dhabi malls opening times:
Abu Dhabi Mall
Reopened on Thursday May 14 from noon to 9pm.
Al Wahda Mall
Reopened on Monday May 11 from noon to 9pm. Pharmacies from 9am to 10pm and supermarket from 10am to 10pm.
Reopened on Saturday May 2 from noon to 9pm. Supermarkets and pharmacies open from 9am to 10pm.
Reopened on Sunday May 3 from noon to 9pm. Supermarkets and pharmacies from 9am to midnight.
Reopened on Saturday May 2 from noon to 9pm. Supermarkets and pharmacies open from 9am to midnight.