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Dubai's delivery culture makes lockdown easier

The country is under strict 24-hour lockdown, but the use of tech greases the wheels of the 'stay-at-home' challenge

In the weeks since the lockdown was enforced, the streets have become almost deserted - except for delivery motorbikes and vans racing to their destinations. The sector has become an essential "second line" response to the coronavirus outbreak after the "front line" medical workers.


TAMARA, one of Dubai's many foreign residents, has not been to a petrol station in years. A click on a smartphone app is all it takes to bring a mini tanker right to her doorstep.

In better times, the wealthy emirate's over-the-top delivery culture has made life easy for...

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