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Face mask permit in Dubai: How to apply for an exemption

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on November 9, 2020

Residents with certain medical conditions can apply for an exemption.

If you are suffering from a medical condition that can be aggravated by wearing a face mask, you can now be exempted from wearing one.

According to a Twitter announcement, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Police have asked residents with certain medical conditions to apply for permits for exemption from wearing face masks by visiting The application will be processed within five days.

Here are the steps you need to take:

1. Visit

2. Click on ‘Category’

3. Select your condition from the dropdown – ‘Special Needs’ or ‘Health Issue’.

4. Please enter your medical condition

5. On the next page, enter your name, Emirates ID number and nationality.

6. Also attach your emirates ID copy, as well as medical report.

7. Verify all the information and then click on 'apply'

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