Step by step the capital is gaining new ground in terms of taking steps towards normalcy once again.
You don’t need us to tell you how busy the Abu Dhabi authorities have been keeping us safe during the pandemic, from putting in place the National Disinfectant Programme to National Screening and the National Sterilisation Programme whereby the streets of the capital have been continued to be disinfected for more than two months now. COVID-19 testing has also been ongoing in the capital too.
Collectively this has resulted in a decrease of average cases in the capital and resulted in the city gradually becoming active once again. First it was the turn of the hospitality sector, more recently, there has been an indication the capital’s cultural sites and museums could open soon.
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT-Abu Dhabi) has sent guidelines to culture sites and museums outlining what needs to be in place before they are allowed to reopen.
The cultural sites and museums will operate at 40% visitor capacity and social distancing measurements will need to be enforced, among other guidelines.
The move is aimed at offering residents a chance to leave their homes and delve into some of Abu Dhabi’s cultural offerings.
“We believe that art and culture have the power to help people come together and heal and at DCT – Abu Dhabi we are proud to be able to enable that through the work that we do, leveraging the power inherent in art to help re-engage the community and support its return to normalcy in these unprecedented times,” said HE Saood Al Hosani, Acting Undersecretary of DCT – Abu Dhabi.
A lot of the Abu Dhabi restaurants and malls have been slowly opening up to welcome customers. With this news, it looks like Abu Dhabi is a lot closer to becoming fully open.