Dubai eases restrictions including hotels, mosques, events and more
Dubai eases restrictions including hotels, mosques, events and more

Dubai eases restrictions including hotels, mosques, events and more

Dubai has further relaxed its Covid-19 rules and restrictions with hotels, cafes, museums and events all allowed to increase their capacity.

Hotels can once again operate at full capacity while restaurants and cafes can operate at 80%. They can also reduce the social distancing guidelines from 2m to 1.5m.

Mosques and other places of worship can now operate at 50%.

And bars, pubs and clubs are again allowed to open until 3 am.

There’s also good news for museums, cinemas and exhibitions. They can now run at 80% capacity. And the numbers who can attend have been increased to 2,500 indoors and 5,000 outdoors.

Meanwhile, sports and entertainment events can run at 60%. And standing concerts can now permit up to 5,000 guests.

The news was announced by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce. And the new restrictions come into effect from Thursday, August 12.

There are some updates regarding vaccines and entry.

All UAE performers need to be vaccinated or have a negative PCR valid for 24 hours prior to the event.

And all those at entertainment events need to be vaccinated.

There are, however, exemptions for community and awards events.

As well as the easing of restrictions in Dubai, the international borders have also been opened up.

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