Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World and other tourist attractions to reopen

The facilities also encouraged visitors to download the apps for each theme park ahead of the visit to ensure a contactless experience. (File/AFP)
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Updated 24 July 2020

Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World and other tourist attractions to reopen

  • The theme parks will reopen a day earlier for annual pass holders with valid bookings online
  • Safety measures have been implemented in the premises

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World, Warner Bros. World and CLYMB will reopen on July 29, months after the tourist attractions were shuttered as precaution against the spread of coronavirus.

The theme parks will reopen a day earlier for annual pass holders with valid bookings online, state news agency WAM reported.

Safety measures have been implemented in the premises such as mandatory online booking to ensure following the limited capacity of 30 percent, as well as the installation thermal cameras and social distancing stickers.

The facilities also encouraged visitors to download the apps for each theme park ahead of the visit to ensure a contactless experience.

Annual pass holders will receive extensions on their memberships to cover the period the entertainment centers were closed.

The UAE has confirmed 57,988 cases, 50,848 recoveries and 342 deaths so far.


COVID-19 infection rates among UAE citizens increased by 30%

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COVID-19 infection rates among UAE citizens increased by 30%

  • The total number of recorded cases in the UAE is 61,845 and 354 deaths
  • Meanwhile, the UAE celebrated reaching 5000 vaccinated volunteers in its phase III trials of an inactivated vaccine

DUBAI: The UAE’s Minister of Health and Prevention announced a 30 percent rise in new COVID-19 cases among citizens on Thursday and warned of the dangers of gatherings that do not follow measures.

The minister called for those in the UAE to exercise caution and care in order to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

The official spokesman for the UAE Government, Omar Al-Hammadi, said that the total number of recorded cases in the UAE is 61,845 and 354 deaths, while the current number of patients receiving treatment has reached 5,752.

Meanwhile, the UAE celebrated reaching 5000 vaccinated volunteers in its phase III trials of an inactivated vaccine for COVID-19, state news agency WAM reported.

The trials began in Abu Dhabi last month after China’s Sinopharm CNBG, the world’s sixth-largest vaccine manufacturer, developed an inactivated vaccine that successfully completed phase I and II of testing.

Phase I and Phase II trials, which were conducted in China, resulted in 100 percent of the volunteers generating antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, after two doses in 28 days.

Over 80 nationalities in the UAE have volunteered to participate in the trails, according to WAM.

“This milestone marks a significant achievement for the ongoing clinical trials and is testament to the global commitment to humanity of everyone who calls the UAE home,” Chairperson of the National COVID-19 Clinical Management Committee, Nawal Ahmed Alkaabi, said.

"We reached the 5000 vaccinations faster than anticipated and believe that our trials of the inactivated vaccine are moving faster than comparable trials processes anywhere in the world,” he added.

Alkaabi said that the UAE aims to vaccinate 15,000 volunteers.

The thousands of volunteers who have been vaccinated come from a diverse background and are of all ages between 18 and 60.