Dubai Coronavirus cafes and restaurants
Dubai Coronavirus cafes and restaurants

Dubai issues major Coronavirus restrictions for cafes and restaurants

Let’s start with the good news – some cafes and restaurants in Dubai are open, but there are some serious restrictions now in place.

If restaurants and cafes are open, they need to keep at least two metres between tables.

Buffets are banned, meaning an end to Friday brunches. Tables must be cleaned and disinfected after every use. And customers can not wait for tables in the waiting area.

The news was announced by the Health and Safety Department of Dubai Municipality and took effect from the start of this week.

Plus, if the outlet doesn’t have automatic washing machines, they need to use disposable cutlery, plates and cups.

However, if you’d rather get your food delivered as you’re on lockdown, we have some good news below!


One of the biggest positives to take from the Coronavirus lockdown is the growing sense of community. And that’s in evidence across Dubai and its food scene thanks to the DeliverDXB app.

The not-for-profit app pulls together the restaurants and cafes in Dubai offering food for takeaway and delivery. With sit-in options restricted, outlets are having to move into delivery and takeaway to survive.

Despite launching only 48 hours ago, there are over 300 restaurants and cafes on the app including Roberto’s, The Fit Food Kitchen and Maria Bonita.

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