With the easing of Covid-19 safety rules in Dubai, the authorities have increased operational capacity at restaurants, cafes, wedding and event halls.
Restaurants, hotels and cafes
Effective 12th August, hotels can operate at full capacity reveals a circular issued by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
Restaurants and cafes can operate at 80 percent capacity, while also maintaining social distance between tables at 1.5mtrs.
Eateries too can operate as per pre-covid business hours by abiding by permits and guidelines issued by the department. Entertainment activities here are permitted until 3am.
The operational capacity at recreational facilities, cinemas, museums and exhibitions has been increased to 80 percent.
Business events can operate at 100 percent capacity, while also adhering to business events protocols issued by the department.
Indoor community events can host 2500 guests, while outdoor ones can host 5000. Covid-19 vaccination is not mandatory for guests.
Event capacity has been increased to 60 percent, and there is no cap on the maximum number of participants. Covid-19 vaccination is not mandatory.
Concerts are limited to vaccinated participants with 5000 attendees permitted.
Performers from the UAE should be vaccinated, while unvaccinated performers should show a negative PCR test result taken within 24 hours of the event.
For institutional events and award ceremonies, the participant numbers has been capped at 1000 people. Covid19 vaccination is not a mandatory requirement.
At parties, the capacity is 60 percent, with maximum of 300 attendees. Vaccination is not mandatory. However, the party host should agree to take complete responsibility about adhering to covid19 precautionary measures.
In the circular, the DTCM also warned about the need to fully adhere to the precautionary measures and procedures.