Following the new restrictions that have been implemented in Dubai to curb the further spread of COVID-19, brunches in the emirate have been temporarily suspended.

Per The National, a circular has been issued to F&B outlets around the city from Dubai Tourism stating that “any activity that leads to large gatherings such as weekend brunches” should be suspended until the end of February, in line with other restrictions.

Capacity on yachts is now also restricted to a maximum of 10 people.

It was announced on Monday evening stricter protocols would be put in place up until February 28 in Dubai.


Malls can only operate at a maximum of 70 per cent capacity.


Live entertainment in venues was suspended a couple of weeks ago and now restaurants and cafes are required to close by 1am.

Pubs and bars

All pubs and bars are to remain closed.


Hotels are to operate at 70 per cent capacity, with new bookings to comply with the capacity limit. Meanwhile, swimming pools and private beaches in hotels to be limited to a 70 per cent capacity.

Seated indoor venues

Indoor seated venues including cinemas, entertainment venues and sports venues can now only operate at 50 per cent.

Tougher penalties

As per the new laws imposed, there will be tougher penalties for deliberately disregarding preventive measures, while the public is encouraged to report violations by individuals or establishments through Dubai Police’s Call Centre 901 or its ‘Police Eye’ service through Dubai Police Smart App.

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