Dubai (AFP) Dubai's famous malls will shut down for a fortnight under the United Arab Emirates' plan to curb coronavirus, which will also see its airports closed to passenger and transit flights. Dubai's famous malls will shut down for a fortnight under the United Arab Emirates' plan to curb coronavirus, which will also see its airports closed to passenger and transit flights. The decision to close commercial centres takes in shopping centres as well as fresh food markets, but pharmacies and food retail outlets will be allowed to stay open. macro_profile: , macro_action: article, These measures are in place to contain the spread of COVID-19, and we hope to resume services as soon as feasible," it said. Our mall is open from 10:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m from Sunday to Wednesday and from 10:00 a.m. till midnight from Thursday to Saturday. The move came as UAE authorities announced they would suspend all passenger and transit flights for two weeks, as the coronavirus outbreak prompts many countries to shut their borders. of Economic Development, entertainment destinations within @TheDubaiMall, @DubaiOpera, Springs Souk & @DubaiMarinaMall will be closed till Mar 31st. The move was in response to a mandate … Entertainment destinations at The Dubai Mall have been temporarily closed, it was announced on Sunday. READ MORE, Expats said the UAE is the "safest" place they could be in the middle ... READ MORE, The approval of the loans, exemptions is part of the 2020 housing... READ MORE, Customs declarations, business registrations record exceptional surge. The Dubai Mall, also known as the home of the Dubai shopping festival, is one of the world's largest shopping malls in UAE. The decision has been made to 'contain the spread of the Covid-19' coronavirus. Novotel Suites Dubai Mall Of The Emirates Sheraton Dubai Mall Of The Emirates Mall Gift Card Opening Hours Getting Here Leasing Store Locator Store Locator Opening Hours. © 2020 Copyright France 24 - All rights reserved. Mall of the Emirates partially reopens . The health ministry and the disaster management authority said in a statement early Monday that the move would come into force within 48 hours and last "for a renewable period of two weeks". CurrentRequestUnmodified: /apps/pbcs.dll/article?avis=KT&date=20201021&category=ARTICLE&lopenr=201029836&Ref=AR&profile=1913 For that reason & following a mandate from the UAE Dept. Entertainment destinations at The Dubai Mall have been temporarily closed, it was announced on Sunday. All rights reserved. Dubai's vast shopping centres include Mall of the Emirates, which has its own indoor ski slope, and Dubai Mall which is one of the world's largest and features a giant aquarium. Mall of the Emirates has announced that it is partially reopen, operating from 12pm to 10pm (but entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai and cinemas remain closed). France 24 is not responsible for the content of external websites. Home; Opening Hours . France 24 - International breaking news, top stories and headlines. @TheDubaiMall tweet read: "Nothing is more important to us than the well-being of our guests & staff. The UAE announced on Friday its first two deaths from the COVID-19 disease, having reported more than 150 cases so far. macro_adspot: ©2020 Galadari Printing and Publishing LLC. ", Nothing is more important to us than the well-being of our guests & staff. The move was in response to a mandate from the UAE Department of Economic Development, @TheDubaiMall tweeted. It later said it "received requests from governments and customers to support the repatriation of travellers" and would continue to operate passenger flights to 13 destinations. The UAE has already stopped granting visas on arrival and forbidden foreigners who are legal residents but are outside the country from returning. "We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused to our customers and travellers. Filed on March 16, 2020 | Last updated on March 16, 2020 at 07.15 am. of Economic Development, entertainment destinations within @TheDubaiMall, @DubaiOpera, Springs Souk & @DubaiMarinaMall will be closed till Mar 31st pic.twitter.com/S4r5rHXRIK, Deputy health minister Al Asiri says Kingdom is primed to get any top ... READ MORE, The masks have become popular with people who don't want to hide... READ MORE, The supply would begin in January 2021, Israeli health minister says. Restaurants are limited to home deliveries. Monday's announcement came hours after Dubai carrier Emirates said it would suspend all passenger flights by March 25, only to swiftly reverse its decision. READ MORE, Available free of charge to all moderate-to-high risk Covid-19... 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Dubai: The Oasis Mall shopping centre in Dubai on Wednesday denied that it has closed following rumours that it was forced to down shutters over a coronavirus scare. Gulf countries have imposed various restrictions to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, particularly in the air transport sector. The UAE is home to two major international airports, in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, which are major transit hubs. However, after the new UAE suspension the airline confirmed it would suspend all passenger services for two weeks starting from March 25. For that reason & following a mandate from the UAE Dept. Cargo and emergency evacuation flights are exempt from the measure. "Additional examination and isolation arrangements will be taken later should flights resume in order to ensure the safety of passengers, air crews, and airport personnel and their protection from infection risks," they said in a statement. 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