Seventy parks will reopen in Dubai on Monday, May 18 in the second of a three-phase approach that concludes on May 25, Dubai Municipality confirmed to Gulf News on Saturday.
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Gulf News sent a request for clarity to Dubai Municipality on Saturday after WAM had reported midweek (on May 12) that parks would reopen in the emirate after closing on March 15 as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. That article stated that gatherings would have to be limited to groups of five people or less.
“Dubai Municipality is pondering a three-phase reopening of public parks in the emirate, which were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” read a statement from Dubai Municipality in response.
“Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality said that Dubai Municipality has decided to restart public parks and recreational facilities in Dubai through gradual and successive stages, with careful monitoring and follow-up of developments.”
“Al Hajri said the park services will be restored in cooperation and coordination with the Municipality’s partners and stakeholders and the relevant authorities after studying the relevant data and new developments regarding Corona Virus as well as the instructions and decisions of Dubai Health Authority and the Crisis and Disasters Management Authority,” the statement added.
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