New nightlife curfew brought in to Dubai
New nightlife curfew brought in to Dubai

Night time entertainment curfew introduced in Dubai

A new 1 am curfew has been put in place across the entertainment and nightlife scene in Dubai.

The news was issued by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and came into force on Thursday, September 24.

It states that all entertainment across Dubai must stop at the 1 am curfew.

Licensed outlets are still allowed to serve food and drinks until 3 am.

New Dubai entertainment curfew

New equal wages law issued

In other legal news, a new has come in across the UAE which states that women and men must have equal wages for the same role.

The law comes into effect from Friday, September 25. The official law name is The Decree of Federal Law No. 06 for 2020 and it was issued by Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The full UAE equal wages law states:

“Female employees shall receive wages equal to that of males if they perform the same work, or another of equal value. The procedures, controls and standards necessary for evaluating work of equal value will be set under a decision to be issued by the Cabinet, based on a proposal from the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.”


According to the official release, the law will “strengthen the country’s regional and international status for upholding gender equality. The UAE leads the region’s countries in bridging the gender pay gap, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report in 2020.