As the COVID-19 restrictions continue to be eased in the emirates, American multinational technology company Apple has declared that it will reopen its three ‘Apple Stores’ in the UAE from June 8.
UAE had allowed the private sector and malls in Dubai to commence 100 percent operations from last Wednesday.
The trio of Apple Stores located in the Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, and Yas Mall will be operational from 11 AM until 7:30 PM local time inline with the guidelines provided by the local authorities amid COVID-19
As with any other shops, the three stores will reopen with several new measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. Visitors will be required to answer health questions before entering the store. Both customers and store employees are required to wear masks and visitors may also have to wait outside as per the guidelines to ensure that a limited number of people are allowed in at a time.
As of today 136 of 271 Apple Store located in the United States are open while 142 out of the 239 stores in the rest of the world are operational. With further openings scheduled for tomorrow, only seven countries will remain without any open Apple Stores including 20 stores in France and 38 in the United Kingdom.
“We’re excited to begin welcoming visitors back to some of our UAE stores this Monday. We’ve missed our customers and look forward to offering our support,” an Apple spokesperson said in his statement.
“With many working and learning from home we look forward to providing the service and support they need, whether that be picking up a new product or getting help with one they already own. Our newly-reopened stores will have significant safety procedures including temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings to ensure customers and employees continue to stay healthy.”
“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by Covid-19 and those working around the clock to treat, study and contain its spread,” the spokesperson appended.