Strict public health procedures will continue to be implemented following guidelines from UAE and Dubai Government Authorities
Dubai, UAE, 13 June 2020 – Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, has welcomed back clients, visitors, retailers and restauranteurs at the Centre.
The health and safety of the DIFC community remains the utmost priority. The Centre will continue to enforce strict pre-cautionary measure as per Dubai and UAE Government guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19, including directives on hygiene, sanitisation, and social distancing.
Offices, private sector businesses and retail units can operate at 100% capacity ensuring all the pre-cautionary measure and social distancing requirements are adhered to. Opening hours will adhere to timings permitted for public movement.
Food & Beverage outlets will operate at their own capacity providing that they maintain safety and hygiene precautions. This includes placing dining tables two metres apart for all customers. Alternatively culinary outlets will be required to establish separators or screens between tables.
Indoor gyms, fitness centres, entertainment centres, hairdressers and barbers will operate at 50% capacity for all services.
As part of the precautionary measures, all visitors, tenants and employees will undergo temperature screenings and checks at all entrances. They are also mandated to wear face masks at all times upon entering and whilst inside DIFC buildings. This includes visitors entering Gate Avenue to access third party buildings.
DIFC looks forward to welcoming back its vibrant business and leisure community in a safe and secure manner. For DIFC’s latest COVID-19 news and information, please visit www.difc.ae.
About Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is one of the world’s most advanced financial centres, and the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), which comprises 72 countries with an approximate population of 3 billion and a nominal GDP of USD 7.7 trillion.
With a 15-year track record of facilitating trade and investment flows across the MEASA region, the Centre connects these fast-growing markets with the economies of Asia, Europe and the Americas through Dubai.
DIFC is home to an internationally recognised, independent regulator and a proven judicial system with an English common law framework, as well as the region’s largest financial ecosystem of more than 25,600 professionals working across over 2,400 active registered companies – making up the largest and most diverse pool of industry talent in the region.
The Centre’s vision is to drive the future of finance. Today, it offers one of the region’s most comprehensive FinTech and venture capital environments, including cost-effective licensing solutions, fit-for-purpose regulation, innovative accelerator programmes, and funding for growth-stage start-ups.
Comprising a variety of world-renowned retail and dining venues, a dynamic art and culture scene, residential apartments, hotels and public spaces, DIFC continues to be one of Dubai’s most sought-after business and lifestyle destinations.