Coronavirus: Dubai’s Waterfront Market reopens for all customers

A 24-hour cleaning programme has been implemented to fight Covid-19
Waterfront Market in Deira
Waterfront Market in Deira

Dubai’s Waterfront Market has reopened for all customers following its enforced closure due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Permission has been granted by the authorities to re-open its fish, meat, dry goods, and fruit and vegetable markets, with the implementation of a range of precautionary health and safety measures to combat the spread of Covid-19.


A dedicated team has been assigned to implement a 24-hour cleaning programme, which includes disinfecting and sanitizing all common areas in addition to their standard hygiene cleaning practices. Thermal cameras have been installed at all entrances to WFM to monitor staff and customer’s temperatures as they enter and numerous fixed hand sanitizer units have been installed at multiple locations in order to facilitate customers to keep sanitizing their hands regularly. All customers and staff will have to practice physical distancing, masks and gloves will be mandatory and only one family member will be limited to do the shopping, whilst children will be prohibited to enter.

Mohammad Al Madani, Waterfront Market Manager said: “Waterfront Market is a state-of-the-art modern facility which incorporates first-rate hygiene levels into the design of the building and its operations. As we deal in fresh food health, safety, security and hygiene have always been our number one priority. In light of Covid-19 we have taken additional precautionary measures across the entire property to further ensure the health and safety of all our customers, staff and the wider community. We encourage our community to practice physical distancing and stay safe during these unprecedented times.”

All markets will be operational from 6am to 8pm, but restaurants at Waterfront Market will continue to limit their services to home delivery.

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