Abu Dhabi is well on track to achieving total Go Safe certification as part of efforts to enhance health and safety standards emirate wide and welcome back visitors as soon as possible.

The initiative, which is aimed at elevating and standardising hygiene and cleanliness levels across hotels, tourism attractions and retail establishments, has been successfully rolled out at 146 venues since its June launch, The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has revealed.

Iconic gallery Louvre Abu Dhabi was among the first venues to obtain the Go Safe certification, while recent establishments meeting the programme’s strict criteria include Emirates Palace and the St Regis Abu Dhabi. Key tourism sites Qasr Al Hosn and Cultural Foundation have also earned the new health and safety-focussed certification.

All Go Safe-certified establishments are assessed against 313 safety measure checkpoints. These range from temperature screenings and social distancing to regular disinfection of all operational areas and COVID-19 testing for employees.

“In a short amount of time, Go Safe has successfully become the benchmark for hygiene and safety levels in Abu Dhabi, blazing a trail in setting world-class standards in cleanliness and improved public health,” said HE Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing, at DCT Abu Dhabi. “Go Safe was created with our consumers’ concerns in mind, to help boost their trust and confidence and allow them to experience the best of Abu Dhabi all whilst feeling safe and reassured.”

With more establishments currently undergoing the assessment process, DCT Abu Dhabi aims to get the entire UAE capital Go Safe-certified by the end of August 2020.