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Majid Al Futtaim reopens more cinemas, entertainment destinations across UAE

Majid Al Futtaim reopens more cinemas, entertainment destinations across UAE

VOX Cinemas at Al Hamra Mall, Ras Al Khaimah will reopen on June 23, while VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet at City Centre Sharjah will resume on June 24

UAE’s retail conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), has announced the reopening of more of its leisure and entertainment destinations across the country, it announced on June 23.

It will reopen VOX Cinemas at Al Hamra Mall in Ras Al Khaimah on June 23, following a directive from the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development while VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet at City Centre Sharjah will reopen on June 24, in line with directives from the Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD).

It reopened VOX Cinemas, Ski Dubai, Dreamscape and Magic Planet in Dubai on May 27.

Read more: Dubai’s MAF to open cinemas, entertainment destinations from May 27

Cameron Mitchell, chief executive officer of Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas and Majid Al Futtaim Leisure & Entertainment said, “Following the reopening of our entertainment venues in Saudi Arabia earlier this week, I am delighted to announce the reopening of more of our leisure, entertainment and cinema experiences in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah.

“Our team has been relentlessly planning and preparing to welcome back guests and we have introduced innovative new health and safety measures which have been successfully implemented across our entertainment experiences in Dubai. Since we reopened last month, 93 per cent of guests in Dubai have said they are satisfied or extremely satisfied with our enhanced measures and we will continue to ensure a best in class experience for our guests in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah, with health, safety and customer satisfaction at the forefront.”

At MAF’s leisure, entertainment and cinema locations, surfaces will be cleaned and sanitised after every guest interaction while it is mandatory for employees to wear masks and gloves. All team members are to have their temperatures checked on arrival for their shifts.

Safe distance is maintained with the installation of instructional signage and the deployment of safety ambassadors to guide guests on best physical distancing practices.

Both Magic Planet and VOX Cinemas will be operating at reduced occupancy. In cinema auditoriums, seats in front of, behind and next to a guest’s selection will be left vacant while at Magic Planet, alternate seats will be kept free on rides, and machines will be spaced apart to ensure that physical distancing can be maintained.

Guests are advised to book their tickets online in advance. To further minimise physical contact and exposure, contactless payment options are available.

To maintain highest levels of food safety, employees will be following strict safety protocols which include sanitising of workstations and countertops every 30 minutes and washing their hands at least every 20 minutes and before handling food.

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