The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi has announced a new health and safety-focussed initiative for standardising hygiene and cleanliness across the emirate.
The new initiative is called the Go Safe certification initiative, which is aimed at elevating and standardising hygiene and cleanliness levels across tourism and retail establishments in the emirate including hotels, malls, restaurants, theme parks and other public spaces. The initiative has been successfully rolled out at 146 of Abu Dhabi’s hotels since its launch in June.
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.
Notably, some of the popular attractions that have earned the new health and safety-focussed certification are Louvre Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace, St Regis Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Hosn and Cultural Foundation.
HE Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing, at DCT Abu Dhabi, said “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 implement the guidelines of the programme. Go Safe was created with our consumers’ concerns in mind, to help boost their trust and confidence and allow them to experience the best of Abu Dhabi all whilst feeling safe and reassured.”
More details on the Go Safe certification can be found here.