Some Dubai food shops to reopen
Some Dubai food shops to reopen

Dubai open up more stores to cope with Ramadan demand

Dubai Economy has eased restrictions and allowed more stores to open so that residents can purchase food ahead of Ramadan.

Meat, fruits, vegetables, roaster, mills, fish, coffee and tea trading stores can now stay open despite the Coronavirus restrictions.

These stores can now open between 8 am and 8 pm.

You will still need a movement permit to head out to these shops, but they’re now open so residents can pick up essentials ahead of Ramadan. The holy month is due to start on April 23 in the evening.

As well as Dubai giving the green-light to open up these stores, the UAE has turned the Dubai World Trade Centre into a 3,000-capacity field hospital.

The field hospital is being set up to deal with any influx of patients over the coming weeks. And the huge space will be able to provide medical care for 3,000 patients including up to 800 intensive care beds.