Dubai relaxes social distancing rule to 1 metre in some areas. Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing relaxes previous 2-metre distance.
07 November 2021, 12:00 AM
30 November 2021, 12:00 AM
A recent circular from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing stated that only one metre of social distance needs to be maintained in restaurants and cafes, shopping centres, gyms, beaches, public and entertainment parks, offices and workplaces.
The previous rule required residents to maintain two metres of physical distance.
Life is becoming normal in UAE after the pandemic is in the decline with only very few number of new coronavirus cases in the country. Thanks to robust vaccination campaigns, preventive measures taken by the public and private sectors and stringent laws to rein in the pandemic, the number of new coronavirus cases have been mostly staying below 100 per day from the third week of October.
Nearly 98 per cent of UAE residents have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while around 88 per cent are fully vaccinated.
As a result of these initiatives, the Bloomberg Covid Resilience Ranking for October rated the UAE as the third safest country in the world for effectively and efficiently handling the pandemic.