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Dubai Gold Souk Reopens
Updated on 30 April 2020

Dubai Gold And Jewellery Group (DGJG), the trade body for the gold and diamond jewellery sector in Dubai, has announced the reopening of the iconic Deira Gold Souk following the easing of restrictions in the Al Ras and Naif areas of Dubai. The opening is in accordance with the directives by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management.

Retailers within the Souk will operate at reduced trading hours, and retail stores will operate from 11am to 9pm, while wholesale offices will work from 10am to 5pm

Prior to the opening, the Al Ras and Naif areas of Dubai, including Deira Gold Souk and individual stores, have completed an extensive sterilisation programme with stringent guidelines to ensure the Dubai Department of Economic Development's retail protocols are followed.

Commenting on the opening announcement, Tawhid Abdullah, Chairman of DGJG said, "We express our gratitude towards the leaders of this country, all the Government entities, Dubai Police, CID and all the first responders who worked tirelessly to get us to this point. The UAE has led by example and left no stones unturned before easing the COVID-19 restriction and opening shopping malls, markets and commercial outlets. It is a good step towards safely opening the economy and as an industry we are all gearing up to meet the Govt. 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% capacity operations."

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