Dubai: Empty roads at night has now become the norm over the last week as the nation implements strict curfew hours between 8pm and 6am.
So when one person in particular was spotted inspecting the streets, the images spread like wildfire across social networking sites in the UAE.
On Wednesday night, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, caught up with Dubai Police to monitor the progress of the national sterilisation programme.
Videos and photos showed a senior police officer briefing Sheikh Hamdan about their activities, as an empty Sheikh Zayed Road eerily stood in the background.
The city of Dubai has been recently focusing on disinfecting and sterilising every corner of the city, including buses, metro trains and taxis.
Earlier, Sheikh Hamdan had also confirmed the government’s commitment to fully support Emirates airline and will inject fresh equity into the company to help it overcome the coronavirus crisis.
The Dubai Government will inject fresh equity into Emirates airline, according to a statement issued by the emirate.
The Government is "fully committed to supporting Emirates airline in the current critical period," the statement added. "As a shareholder of Emirates airlines, the Government will inject equity considering its strategic importance to the Dubai and UAE economy and the airline’s key role in positioning Dubai as a major international aviation hub.”