Pubs and bars to remain closed until the start of Ramadan as COVID-19 restrictions extended
Pubs and bars to remain closed until the start of Ramadan as COVID-19 restrictions extended

Pubs and bars to remain closed until the start of Ramadan as COVID-19 restrictions extended

The recent Covid-19 restrictions brought in during February have been extended until the start of Ramadan.

It means that bars and pubs will remain shut until mid-April. And that shopping malls and hotels must operate at 70% capacity.

Indoor venues including cinemas and sports venues must also remain at 50% capacity.

The news was announced by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, headed by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The decision is based on the current Covid-19 data and on recommendations from frontline authorities.

The full Covid-19 restrictions and regulations are below.

  • Indoor venues, including cinemas and entertainment and sports venues, will continue to operate at 50% of maximum capacity and under intensified precautionary measures.
  • Visitors allowed in shopping malls, and guests in hotel establishments and inside swimming pools and private beaches in hotels will be limited to 70% of total capacity.
  • Restaurants and cafes will be required to close by 1.00 am.
  • Pubs/bars will remain closed
  • Intensified monitoring and inspection campaigns will continue to ensure strict compliance with measures including physical distancing and wearing of facemasks.

The Committee urged the public to continue observing precautionary measures, stressing that their commitment is critical to counter the pandemic. Observing preventive protocols and safety guidelines remain the most effective ways of combating the virus, the Committee added.

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