Apple is preparing to reopen more retail stores as the spread of the new crown outbreak slowly gets under control. Three Apple Stores in the United Arab Emirates will reopen on June 8 and take full protection against the new coronavirus,media reported. The new crown epidemic has forced Apple to close nearly all of its Apple Stores around the world as a precautionary measure to reduce the infection of coronaviruses. Apple’s attention is now shifting to the UAE as part of a plan to reopen its retail business to customers.
Local media Khaleej Times reported that three local Apple Stores will reopen on June 8 at the Dubai Mall, The Emirates Mall and the Yas Mall. Although each shopping mall has its own opening hours and security precautions, all three Apple stores will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. local time.
As with other retail stores, the three stores have adopted a number of new measures to prevent further spread of the virus. Customers are asked about health issues before entering the store, customers and store employees are required to wear masks, and customers may have to wait outside the store to enter because only a limited number of people can enter at a time.
So far, 136 of the 271 Apple Stores in the U.S. are operating, while 142 of the 239 stores in the rest of the world are open, plus 145 in the United Arab Emirates. After Monday, only seven countries with retail stores have not opened any Apple Stores, including 20 stores in France and 38 in the UK.