Coronavirus: Aldar Properties closes shopping malls

Supermarkets, hypermarkets and pharmacies will be excluded from closures

Aldar Properties has decided to close all malls operating under its retail portfolio effective today (March 24). The firm says its decision aligns with the UAE government’s decision to close all commercial centres for a renewable two-week period, and stated that it complied with the directive a day earlier than required.

The developer’s portfolio includes Yas Mall, World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (WTC), Shams Boutik at Al Reem Island, and Al Jimi Mall and Remal Mall in Al Ain. The company noted however that supermarkets, hypermarkets and pharmacies are excluded from the closures and will remain open during the period, while F&B outlets will be restricted to home deliveries only, as instructed by the government.

According to a statement from the firm, the move represents Aldar’s commitment to support all initiatives announced by the Government, which continue to prioritise the health, safety, and wellbeing of all people living in and visiting the UAE.

Aldar said ensuring the health and safety of its customers, communities, staff and partners remained the utmost priority for the company. The company will continue to work closely with all relevant authorities to ensure the effective implementation of all directives issued by the government, the statement said.

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