Al Ras and Naif, Deira, april 2020
In the begining of April 2020, in the early stages of Covid-19 pandemic in Dubai, Al Ras and Naif - the most populated parts of Deira - were completely closed. Residents were not allowed to leave their premices, while depending on authorities and volunteers for essential supplies during quarantine.
Three weeks later, the government announced ease of lockdown.
Open for business
The same day when the lockown ease was announced the shops and most of local street business and services were open again, with new and ever-present restrictions and social distancing.