Dubai announces new Covid rules including reducing hotel and mall capacity
Dubai announces new Covid rules including reducing hotel and mall capacity

Pubs and bars closed and hotel and mall capacity reduced under new Covid rules

Dubai has unveiled a new range of rules to help stop the spread of Covid-19 including closing bars and pubs and limiting hotel and mall capacity.

  • 50% reduction in the capacity of indoor seated venues including cinemas,entertainment&sports venues
  • Malls to operate at 70% capacity
  • Hotels to operate at 70% capacity; new bookings should comply
  • The capacity of swimming pools and private beaches in hotels to be limited to 70%
  • Pubs/bars will be closed

The measures were set by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management and the new Covid rules come into effect from February 2 until February 28.

Alongside the new capacity measures, there will also be tougher fines and penalties for anyone caught breaking the rules.

And the public is encouraged to report any ‘violations by individuals or entities through Dubai Police’s Call Centre 901 or Police Eye service through Dubai Police App.’

The measures have been taken as ‘daily reports have shown a marked increase in the number of violations of precautionary measures.’

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