Dubai issues new COVID-19 preventive protocols

Dubai on Monday announced a new set of precautionary measures aimed at safeguarding the community from COVID-19, effective February 2, 2021, until the end of the month.

The new precautionary measures include:

• Audience capacity of seated indoor venues, including cinemas as well as entertainment and sports venues to be reduced to 50 per cent of maximum capacity; enhanced precautionary measures will be stringently enforced.

• Hotel establishments will be required to operate at 70 per cent 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 will be limited to 70 per cent of total capacity.

• Shopping malls will operate at a reduced capacity of 70 per cent.

• Restaurants and cafes will be required to close by 1am. They will also not be allowed to organise any entertainment activities in their premises.

• Pubs/bars will be closed.

• Intensified monitoring and inspection campaigns will be conducted to ensure strict compliance with precautionary measures and safety protocols including physical distancing and wearing of facemasks.


Khaleej Times

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