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Coronavirus: Nakheel in process of precautionary disinfection of all 647 residential buildings in property portfolio

Master developer says it is carrying out deep disinfection of all its residential properties over a two-week period

Nakheel, the Dubai-based master developer, has said that it is in the process of a two-week precautionary deep disinfection programme at all 647 residential buildings in its Dubai property portfolio, as part of its ongoing commitment to safeguard public health.

Taking place till April 12, the exercise covers all buildings managed by Nakheel Strata and all apartment blocks under the developer’s residential leasing division. These include buildings at Palm Jumeirah, Discovery Gardens, The Gardens, Jumeirah Heights, Masakin Al Furjan, Badrah and International City.

The deep disinfection covers all common areas, such as lifts, lobbies and corridors, using Dubai Municipality approved materials. The process is taking place during the government’s current night-time restrictions, under which residents should be at home between 8pm and 6am. Nakheel urged residents to observe this policy.

The deep disinfection is in addition to several other ongoing public safety initiatives Nakheel is enforcing in its buildings, including elevator and high touch point sanitisation every two hours, hand sanitiser at building entry points and strict control measures for contractors.

The developer added that it has also deep cleaned all of its offices across Dubai and continues to follow strict disinfection regimes at its offices, malls, buildings and communities.

Malls, although currently closed under government directives with the exception of supermarkets and pharmacies, are still undergoing regular sanitisation, with high touch points disinfected every 30 minutes. Nakheel reminds mall customers that home delivery is available from many outlets, allowing people to stay home and stay safe.

Nakheel’s master communities have been sterilised as part of Dubai Municipality’s disinfection programme. In addition, all beaches, parks, pools and sports facilities are temporarily closed under government directives.

The company is also following work-from-home policies in line with government directives and has asked customers to use online services instead of visiting its offices in person.

“We are doing everything we can to protect people as much as possible,” said a Nakheel spokesperson.

“We also call on residents and customers to help us help them stay safe by following official instructions, including staying at home, avoiding non-essential activities and regular handwashing with soap and water,” he added.

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