In response to a rise in the number of COVID cases in the region, Dubai announced a series of restrictions on public gatherings and movement on Monday.
Per the Dubai Media Office, “a marked increase in the number of violations of precautionary measures” had been noticed, thus causing the decision to implement tighter rules to protect the health of the citizens, residents and visitors. If you’re planning on heading to Dubai, be prepared to get a COVID test before you fly in. Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has issued restrictions that will be in place from February 2 to 28.
Here are Dubai’s latest COVID guidelines
– Pubs and bars across Dubai will be closed.
– Audience capacity of seated indoor venues, including cinemas as well as entertainment and sports venues are reduced to 50% of maximum capacity
– Hotel establishments can operate at 70% of total capacity; new bookings should comply with the new capacity limit.
– The number of guests allowed inside swimming pools and private beaches in hotels is now limited to 70% of total capacity.
– Shopping malls to operate at a reduced capacity of 70%
– Restaurants and cafes will be required to close by 1am. No entertainment activities will be allowed in their premises.
#Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announces new set of precautionary measures against COVID-19
Supreme Committee: Measures taken in response to rise in violations of preventive measures
Measures effective from 2nd February to 28th February 2021 pic.twitter.com/DmIN1ruuob
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) February 1, 2021
The Committee also encouraged members of the community to report any violations of precautionary measures by individuals or establishments through Dubai Police’s Call Centre 901 or its ‘Police Eye’ service in the Dubai Police Smart App.