From limiting people at social gatherings to increasing social distancing measures, as cases are on the rise in the emirate, certain restrictions are to followed from February 2, 2021, in order to curb the novel coronavirus.

Effective from February 2 up until February 28, 2021, Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announces a new set of precautionary measures against COVID-19, which include a 50% reduction in the capacity of indoor seated venues including cinemas and entertainment and sports venues, malls are to operate at 70% capacity, hotels are to operate at 70% capacity, with new bookings to comply with capacity limit, swimming pools and private beaches in hotels to be limited to a 70% capacity and restaurants and cafes are required to close by 1am, with pubs and bars to close as well.


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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.

In addition, the vaccination drive continues to go ahead in full form with over 106,615 doses given in the last 24 hours, reaching a total of 3,440,777 people in the UAE as per the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA)

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