As the nationwide UAE COVID-19 vaccine programme is well underway, some restaurants are now offering discounts to those who have had their jabs.

It was announced by Reform Social & Grill Dubai that they’d be offering deductions off bills for those who have had the COVID-19 vaccine encouraging people to “spread love, not ‘Rona”.

Turns out this campaign is being run across three other restaurants which are owned by the same group as Reform.

Gates Hospitality founder Naim Maadad confirmed to Emirates Woman the offer was available at Publique, Reform Social & Grill, Bistro des Arts and Ultra Brasserie.

Patrons who have had the COVID-19 vaccine will receive deductions off bills – 10 per cent off for the first dose and 20 per cent off for the second dose.

Maadad told EW it was the group’s “firm determination” to throw their support behind the Dubai Health Authority in their quest to best fight the pandemic.

“The goal is to encourage people to go in for the vaccination and incentivise those who volunteer for doing their bit in the fight to stop the spread of the dreaded virus,” he said. “It is certainly a move in the right direction as it is the only solution currently available to break the chain of rapid spread.

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“All want to go back to their normal lives and enjoy the freedom to conduct business in a responsible manner. When maximum residents get their two doses then the herd immunity boost would bring a rapid end to the uncontrolled pandemic.”

As for what the reaction has been to the offer, Maadad says the venues have been “inundated with calls” and there’s been widespread interest in the campaign.

“Since the launch of the offer, we have been inundated with calls enquiring details on what they need to qualify for the offer,” he said.

“We have had local and global media houses querying both via calls and on social media – if this was true and the offer is real – there seems to be a lot of genuine traction felt and interest generated from multiple quarters.”

Ride-sharing app Uber also recently announced it would be offering discounts on rides to those who are seeking to be vaccinated.

Those intending to be vaccinated and use Uber to get to public vaccination centres across the UAE, they will receive 25 per cent off two rides up to Dhs20 each. This offer begins on January 25, 2020.

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