Dubai denies it's granted gambling and casino licenses
Dubai denies it's granted gambling and casino licenses

Dubai denies it’s granted gambling and casino licenses

The UAE has denied reports of gambling and casino licenses being granted in Dubai after reports started circulating on social media.

Rumours began circulating on social media that a number of hotels were to be given gambling and casino licenses.

And they also hinted that the gambling licenses would be in operation across eight hotels in Dubai this year.

But Dubai Media Office were quick to state that these rumours were ‘incorrect.’

Gambling is currently illegal under UAE law. And has a very steep punishment including “imprisonment and a fine of no less than 250,000 dirhams and not more than 500,000 dirhams, or one of the two penalties to whoever creates, manages, or supervises a site, broadcasts, sends, publishes, or reposts pornographic material or gambling activities through the Internet, and anything else that may disturb public morals.”

Vaccine passports likely to be brought in across UAE

The UAE has announced its considering ‘vaccine passports’ which will restrict the movement of unvaccinated people across the country.

The official wording from the UAE was: “Strict measures are being considered to restrict the movement of unvaccinated individuals and to implement preventive measures such as restricting entry to some places and having access to some services, to ensure the health and safety of everyone.”

The news was announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) via Twitter.

The agency also urged citizens and residents above the age of 16 to get vaccinated as soon as possible.