If you’ve struggled to get a table at one of your favourite eateries in Abu Dhabi, we have some good news.

Dining outlets in the capital are now allowed to operate at 80 per cent capacity. Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has circulated a notice informing that restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and other licensed food outlets (including those inside malls) can increase their capacity.

This news is a positive indication of how the emirate has been dealing with the ongoing global pandemic, and is helpful step for businesses as they slowly get closer to normal operations.

However, all of the outlets must meet the required measures set in place by the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis & Disaster Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic.

They have to make sure that all the staff undergo laser-based DPI screening for coronavirus every two weeks and maximum of four people per table rule is still in place. Clear social distancing markings remain, as does contactless payment method.

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