Abu Dhabi enters lockdown for a week
Abu Dhabi enters lockdown for a week

Travel to and from Abu Dhabi to be banned for a week from June 2

Travel to and from Abu Dhabi will be banned for a week as the region attempts to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

The lockdown measures include travel from Al Ain and Al Dhafra. And it was announced by the Committee for the Management of Emergencies, Crises and Disasters in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Police and the Health Department – Abu Dhabi.

The ban includes all residents and UAE Nationals. You are, however, allowed to travel within Abu Dhabi during the normal curfew hours from 10 pm to 6 am. And you can get permits for special circumstances according to the Tweet.

“Exemptions are available by special permit for employees in vital sectors, chronic disease patients visiting hospitals and the transportation of necessary goods.”

Abu Dhabi raises mall capacity to 40%

The news comes as Abu Dhabi slightly eases some of its other restrictions. Malls and restaurants inside malls can now operate at 40% capacity.

Hotel beaches are now open, but public beaches remain closed.

And indoor individual sport including horse riding, cricket, cycling, golf, sailing and racquet sports are also allowed for people aged 12-60, starting from Monday 1 June.

Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi airline Etihad have announced they’re hoping to return to a ‘meaningful’ flight schedule by July.