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Time Out Dubai - - OUR SURVEY SAYS... -

The UAE’S 10 Mil­lion Meals com­mu­nity food drive ex­ceeded its aim by a fur­ther 5.3 mil­lion meals, with more than 100,000 peo­ple of 115 na­tion­al­i­ties tak­ing part in the ini­tia­tive, pow­ered by around a thou­sand vol­un­teers dis­tribut­ing meals ev­ery day.

And as re­stric­tions have eased, with the UAE gov­ern­ment an­nounc­ing the end of the Na­tional Ster­il­i­sa­tion Pro­gramme and nightly cur­few on June 24, many peo­ple now feel com­fort­able enough to re­turn to the Emi­rates’ restau­rants, ho­tels and beaches.

While, ac­cord­ing to Linkedin, hir­ing in the UAE fell by 60 per­cent in April com­pared with the same pe­riod last year, the global plat­form said in re­ports pub­lished in early June that it was hes­i­tantly op­ti­mistic that the world is through the worst of its hir­ing slumps, de­spite there be­ing a long road ahead to full re­cov­ery. At the time of writ­ing, busi­nesses in Dubai are now able to re­open at 100 per­cent ca­pac­ity, and new brands, com­pa­nies and even restau­rants are ten­tively open­ing their doors.

The pan­demic is far from over in many coun­tries, and the eco­nomic im­pact will un­doubt­edly be felt world­wide for some time to come.

But with tourists al­lowed to en­ter Dubai from July 7 and cit­i­zens and res­i­dents now per­mit­ted to travel out­side the coun­try, there’s a cau­tious op­ti­mism spread­ing across the UAE.

It’s on all of us to go about our lives and busi­ness re­spon­si­bly, and fol­low so­cial dis­tanc­ing ad­vice, to see that con­tinue.

Length of UAE res­i­dence

42% Ten years or more

20% 6-9 years

21% 3-5 years

11% 1-2 years

6% Less than a year


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