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Ras Al Khaimah reopened businesses on May 28, 2020.

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Changes in Ras Al Khaimah during Covid-19

 

DUBAI – Malls and public beaches were allowed to reopen in Ras Al Khaimah on Thursday (May 28) as the UAE eased restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development, strict safety measures must still be followed as businesses reopen.

Beauty salons and barbershops in the emirate were also allowed to resume operations.

Ras Al Khaimah’s travel restrictions remain in place from 8pm until 6am as the National Disinfection Programme continues.

New mall rules in Ras Al Khaimah

At Ras Al Khaimah malls, visitors are required to wear facemasks and follow social distancing rules.

Children under the age of 12 and adults aged 60 and above will not be allowed to enter malls.

Everyone will undergo a temperature check and those with fever exceeding 38 degrees will not be allowed to enter the malls.

Malls are allowed to accommodate 30 percent visitor capacity and can open from 10am until 8pm.

Cinemas, gyms, entertainment venues, common seating areas and prayer rooms within malls will remain closed.

Shoppers will be encouraged to use credit or debit cards to pay.

Elevators may only be used by people with special needs, with a capacity of two people at a time.

New beach rules in Ras Al Khaimah

Public beaches in Ras Al Khaimah were also allowed to reopen on Thursday, but authorities have required beachgoers to wear facemasks and follow social distancing regulations.

The RAK Services Department said that beachgoers will also need to wear gloves and maintain a distance of at least 2 meters between others.

Gatherings of more than five individuals will not be allowed, even for families.

Smoking, campfire and barbecues on beaches are also not allowed.

New rules for salons in Ras Al Khaimah

Women’s salons in Ras Al Khaimah can only offer hair and nail services to customers who have booked appointments.

Men’s salons can only carry out standard haircuts. Customers need to book an appointment in order to be served.

New rules for restaurants in Ras Al Khaimah

Restaurants in Ras Al Khaimah can operate at 30 percent capacity, with groups of more than four prohibited from sharing a table.

Only single-use utensils will be provided to customers, and hand sanitizers will be provided at payment terminals.

New rules for motorists in RAK

For motorists, only up to three people are allowed in a single vehicle. Car parks will also be open at 50 percent capacity. ICA/Expat Media

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