Dubai authorities extend sanitary measures until early Ramadan

The Dubai Emirate's Supreme Crisis Committee has extended preventive measures to counter the spread of COVID-19. They are slated to be relaxed early in the month of Ramadan (April 12). The existing standards were adopted at the beginning of February and include the following requirements:

  • Limiting the capacity of entertainment and sports facilities (for example, cinemas and other cultural facilities) to 50% of the nominal, as well as compliance with increased precautions;
  • Limiting the capacity of shopping centers, hotels, swimming pools and private beaches to 70% of the nominal;
  • Limiting the opening hours of restaurants and cafes to 1:00;
  • A ban on the work of pubs and bars;
  • Inspecting and monitoring the implementation of preventive measures (including wearing personal protective equipment and maintaining distance between people);

The regulator recalled the need to comply with all sanitary requirements and emphasized the importance of taking preventive measures responsibly.