- Applying all preventive measures and rules of social distancing to preserve public health
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 July 2020: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority announced the welcoming of visitors to the Naif and Poet Al Oqaili museums starting 1 July, from Sunday to Thursday 08:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. This decision comes as part of the Authority’s efforts to consolidate the public’s connection with the rich history of Dubai and its cultural and heritage landmarks.
In order to preserve public safety at this stage, both museums will be operating at 50% capacity, and group entries will be limited to no more than five members per group. In addition, Dubai Culture is committed to providing all the available preventative measures to ensure the well-being of all visitors and museum employees by adhering to thorough sterilisation routines and enforcing two-metre social distancing rules as well as requiring staff members and visitors to wear face masks before entering the museums. Thermal examinations will also be conducted for everyone entering the museums, and designated isolation areas for suspected cases will be identified.
Naif Museum is located in the Deira district, the heart of the commercial city, and represents part of Naif Castle, which was built in 1939 to be the first police station in Dubai. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the police and security services in the emirate in addition to gain access to information, historical documents, and decrees pertaining to Dubai Police since its establishment in 1956.
The Museum of the Poet Al Oqaili will grant visitors the opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful heritage houses in Dubai that captures the essence of its owner, the poet Mubarak bin Hamad bin Mubarak Al Manea Al Oqaili. They will also enjoy the beautiful heritage elements and architectural designs as well as peruse original documents and collections belonging to the poet, who is considered one of the region’s most prominent poets.
Dubai Culture had closed the historical and heritage sites in Dubai from mid-March 2020 as part of the precautionary measures taken by the UAE to limit the spread of COVID-19.