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Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group Partially Reopens Gold Souk with Reduced Hours and Safety Measures








Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG) has announced that the world-renowned Dubai Gold Souq in Deira has reopened for business while adhering strictly to all the guidelines and directives put out by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Starting April 26, retail stores within the complex have been permitted to remain open from 11 am to 9 pm and offices from 10 am to 5 pm with only 30% of the workforce being present to implement the physical-distancing norms. In addition, the stores and offices have to make sure that sanitisers, masks and gloves are available to all staff and customers to minimise any risk of transmission of Covid-19 within the outlets.

Before the reopening, Dubai's Al RasNaif, Deira Gold Souk and individual stores all completed an extensive sterilisation programme with stringent guidelines to ensure the Dubai Department of Economic Development's retail protocols within strict health and safety guidelines.

Tawhid Abdullah, Chairman of DGJG, said: “It is a good step towards safely opening the economy and, as an industry we are all gearing up to meet the government's expectations and consumer confidence. It is our collective effort aimed at successfully implementing the retail protocol mandated by Dubai Economy in a manner that is both safe and effective, as we prepare in stages in the coming months to work towards 100 per cent capacity operations."

Speaking on behalf of the mall-based jewellers, Amit Dhamani, Joint Secretary of DGJG said: "We are delighted to welcome back our customers and patrons of our businesses. This is along with physical-distancing measures that each jewellery retailer has planned. We are excited to see how our efforts will pan out during this new way of retailing."

Chandu Siroya, Vice Chairman of DGJG, added: "Dubai gold and diamond jewellery retailers are doing a great job of following all the required precautions in sync with the government's advice to ensure that customers feel safe to shop."

DGJG will also guide the retailers to debrief all working employees about how to monitor customers within the souk area or outlets to ensure all standards are met and focus on mitigating the impact of Covid-19.






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