The following precautionary measures must however be met:
Of course, all Covid-19 safety measures must be followed.
All smoking areas must be isolated and single-use hookah equipment and pipes must be used at all times. You won’t be able to sample hookah before it is served either!
Also – no more than four people can sit at tables .
Staff in these establishments must undergo Covid-19 testing every two weeks and regular temperature checks of both employees and customers have to be conducted. The number of cleaning shifts in all smoking areas will also have to be increased.
Ban Lifted In Dubai
The ban on serving shisha was lifted in Dubai in July 2020 already while Ras Al Khaimah followed suit in August.
Social distancing practices and very strict hygiene standards remain in place, such as wearing face masks and the use of hand sanitiser, must be followed.