The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has successfully implemented its ‘Go Safe’ certification initiative across 146 properties in the emirate since its launch in June.
Following Louvre Abu Dhabi, being amongst first venues to obtain the certification, the most recent establishments to achieve the Go Safe certification include Emirates Palace and St. Regis Abu Dhabi, which join key tourism sites, Qasr Al Hosn and Cultural Foundation, in earning the new health and safety-focused certification.
The increase in the number of certified hotels and venues shows Abu Dhabi’s increasing preparedness to welcome guests and visitors once more, with these establishments assessed against 313 checkpoints that measure the standard of safety measures implemented. These measures include the adoption of social distancing courses, checkpoints for temperature screenings, regular disinfection of all operational areas and COVID-19 testing for employees.
Executive director of tourism and marketing, DCT Abu Dhabi, HE Ali Hassan Al Shaiba stated: “In a short amount of time, Go Safe has successfully become the benchmark for hygiene and safety levels in Abu Dhabi, blazing a trail in setting world-class standards in cleanliness and improved public health. It is inspiring to witness the collective effort put forth by our team and industry partners to effectively roll out the guidelines of the programme, helping to boost customers’ trust and confidence and allowing them to experience the best of Abu Dhabi, all whilst feeling safe and reassured.”
With more establishments currently undergoing the assessment process, DCT Abu Dhabi aims to get the entire UAE capital Go Safe-certified by the end of August 2020.