Update: On Saturday, March 21, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NECDMA) announced that all beaches, parks and pools in the UAE would be closed for two weeks, starting today, Sunday March 22.

Abu Dhabi’s Department Municipalities & Transport has announced that after thorough preventative sterilisation and disinfection,  beaches will begin to reopen today, March 19.

If you are, each, heading to the beach — the same advice for social distancing and hygiene apply. Maintain distances of at least one metre, clean hands with sanitizer every 30 minutes, and wear sunscreen. Which is less to do with COVID-19 and more to do with protecting yourself from the potentially harmful effects of UV light.

For more ideas on what to do outside, check our list on what’s currently closed in the capital. For more inspiration on things to do from the comfort of self-quaratine — well, we’ve got a list for that too.