Dubai pubs, bars closed: Full list of new Covid rules, capacity limits

Dubai - Fresh rules for February to limit virus spread amid rising violations.



By Web Report

Published: Mon 1 Feb 2021, 9:19 PM

Last updated: Mon 1 Feb 2021, 9:33 PM

Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has issued that will be in place from February 2 to 28.

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This came as daily Covid safety inspection reports showed a marked increase in the number of violations of precautionary measures.

Here is the full list of the new rules announced on Sunday:

- Pubs/bars will be closed

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

- Hotel establishments will be required to 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 will be limited to 70% of total capacity.

- Shopping malls will operate at a reduced capacity of 70%

- Restaurants and cafes will be required to close by 1.00 am. They will also not be allowed to organise any entertainment activities in their premises.

- 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.


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