Line Investments & Property, the real estate arm of Lulu Group International, will be closing all shopping malls in the UAE for two weeks with the recent developments relating to the novel Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and the precautions taken by the UAE Government after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a state of emergency around the world.
Only the supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open in the Al Wahda Mall, Khalidiyah Mall, Mushrif Mall, Madinat Shopping Center, Al Raha Mall, Mazyad Mall, Mafraq Centre and Hameem Mall, in Abu Dhabi as well as Al Foah Mall and Barrari Outlet Mall in Al Ain, said the statement from LuLu.
In the Northern Emirates, RAK Mall, Mall of Um Al Quwain and Lulu Mall in Fujairah will also have the supermarkets and pharmacies open, it added.
Wajeb Al Khoury, the director of Line Investments and Property, said: "Our aim is to ensure the safety of the public and our employees as well as to limit the spread of the virus."
"We will be supporting the nation’s initiatives in combatting the virus for areas that are open with frequent sanitization of public areas, washrooms, escalators, elevators, information counters, parking areas and areas near the supermarket and pharmacies with government-approved products," stated Al Khoury.
"As per government regulation, thermal cameras and instructional signage at our mall entrances will help protect the wellbeing of visitors, tenants, and staff for outlets still open as well as the cleaning and security crews," he added.
Line Investment & Properties said it will continue to monitor the situation and make further adjustments to their action plan if and when necessary.
The group has been advocating strict social distancing practices to everyone in the UAE during these challenging times, it added.-TradeArabia News Service