Abu Dhabi is set to reopen a select number of museums and cultural sites including Louvre Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Hosn, Cultural Foundation, Al Ain Oasis, Al Jahili Fort and Al Ain Palace Museum from June 24.

Pre-booking tickets online will be required for Qasr Al Hosn and Louvre Abu Dhabi. Most cultural sites are operating under new opening times of 1000 hours to 1900 hours (1400 hours to 1900 on Fridays) with Louvre Abu Dhabi opening from 1000 hours to 1830 hours, except on Mondays when the museum is closed.

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi announced regulations for opening museums and cultural sites, with preventative measures for the health and safety of visitors and employees. Guidelines include not exceeding 40 per cent of the facility’s total capacity, wearing masks and gloves, regular sterilisation of each facility, allocating mandatory isolation room and removal of touch screens from all facilities.

Digital guides will be shared with visitors rather than print copies.

The tourism establishment said, “We are pleased to welcome you back to Abu Dhabi’s museums and cultural sites. The health and safety of visitors is our top priority, and we at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi are committed to adhering to the highest standards of preventive and precautionary measures, ensuring a safe and unique experience.”

In other news, Dubai has announced ease of restrictions on a number of activities.

Services and activities that resume today include public libraries, private museums and art galleries; healthcare services to elderly people and people of determination; home beauty services; camping; swimming pools; fitness centres; water sports; water parks; interactive water activities, and children’s sports and play areas at public parks and beaches.

People over the age of 60 and children below 12 will be allowed to visit malls and other public places while strictly following precautionary measures.

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