The UAE government announces the closure of beaches, parks and swimming pools

Until 6 April
The UAE government announces the closure of beaches, parks and swimming pools
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You may have spent this weekend lying horizontal at Kite Beach or paddling about at one of the UAE’s very many five-star pools, but the government has announced that this will be the last time that happens until 6 April.

In a series of announcements shared on Twitter, @UAEGov wrote that they have, “ordered the closure of public and private beaches, swimming pools, public parks, fitness centers and cinema theaters across the UAE for a renewable period of 15 days, effective Sunday, March 22nd.”

In addition to this news, they also announced that restaurants will be partially closing, and will only allow spaces to fill up to 20 per cent capacity, in support of social distancing.



This comes after the news of all events across the UAE are either cancelled or postponed, schools and universities have closed, as have mosques and places of prayer, and other global events, from the Met Gala to Fashion Week, also won’t be taking place, in a big to stop the spread of coronavirus.