Virus Disinfection in Dubai Steps to Curb the Spread of COVID

Virus Disinfection in Dubai: Steps to Curb the Spread of COVID-19

As everyone works to slow the spread of COVID-19 disease and Dubai easing lockdown, large-scale disinfection efforts are taking place all throughout the country. Virus disinfection in Dubai ranges from different methods  – from spray cannons, to disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, everyone is attempting to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

According to recent studies, the Coronavirus can stay on surfaces for up to 72 hours. Here’s how the UAE has implemented a National Disinfection Programme, which dominoed to a nationwide disinfection protocol for both public and private sectors.


A disinfection programme was set in place to sterilize all the streets and roads in the UAE, amid the global coronavirus pandemic. The plan to disinfect streets in Dubai started in Al Rigga road and stretched to 95 roads in the country.

Public utilities

High-touch surfaces are more prone to the virus. The National Disinfection Programme has deployed disinfection teams to carry out sanitization of mosques, airports, commercial buildings, schools, and nurseries.

Trucks and other equipment

Along with the rest of the world, Dubai was also the first to implement a nationwide disinfection program not limited to manually operated industrial sprayers. They used different equipment such as gun sprayers, drones, robots, and trucks to disinfect more places efficiently.

Dubai Taxi

Virus disinfection in Dubai was also carried out to the whole fleet of Dubai Taxi. Drivers have been recommended to clean handles and doors with sanitiser between trips. In addition, a plastic cover was installed to block direct contact between the passenger and the driver.

Public Transport

The Dubai Metro also implemented stringent rules after undergoing disinfection. Passengers are obliged to practice social distancing inside the metro and maintain at least a 2-meter distance with other passengers. Members of the Police wear special thermal helmets that can detect people with fever (one symptom of COVID-19). The metro also observes shortened timings to carry on with regular disinfection and sanitization. In Abu Dhabi, buses and taxis are thoroughly wiped down before and after use and taxi drivers must sanitise their cars after each journey. It is mandatory for bus shelters and terminals to be cleaned every two hours.

Groceries & Food Outlets

Groceries were among the essential sectors granted permission to carry out full operations despite the pandemic. Food outlets were closed for dine in, but remained open for deliveries to pave way for disinfection. Now that restrictions have been eased, groceries operate in shortened hours and close for a certain period during the day to make way for disinfection.

Parks & Recreational Facilities

Public parks, cinemas, and others have temporarily closed to minimize the risks of social gatherings. COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease. This is why social distancing is advised to mitigate these risks.

Schools & Student Transport

Major virus disinfection in Dubai is done all throughout schools, buses and universities in the emirate. Schools and nurseries were among the first establishments to close down prior to lockdown to safeguard the health of children.

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