Abu Dhabi's ADDED extends closure of malls, cinemas, entertainment

Fitness halls and gyms; valet parking services; and hookah in restaurants will remain banned until further notice

Abu Dhabi's ADDED extends closure of malls, cinemas, entertainment
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Abu Dhabi's ADDED extends closure of malls, cinemas, entertainment

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has extended the suspension of all public entertainment entities, cinema theatres, malls, shopping centres, sports clubs, game halls, theme parks, among others, until further notice.

The ADDED stated on its official Twitter page that the suspension, which is in effect as part of precautionary measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), will see circulars 16/2020, 17/2020, and 18/2020 extended indefinitely.

Currently, the UAE capital has temporarily shut down the Qasr Al Watan Tour, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

Other circulars released by the ADDED regarding the suspension of valet parking services, closure of fitness and body building halls, and the banning of hookah in restaurants and cafes will also remain in effect until further notice.

The circulars have been extended to prevent people from gathering in groups in public, and to ensure that the #StayHome directives issued by the UAE government are being followed.

The authority has also warned that due action will be taken against those violating these instructions.

The initiative is in line with measures taken by the UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) and the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) to maintain the health and safety of the UAE’s citizens, residents, and visitors temporarily staying in the country.

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