Published: May 27, 2021

Dubai eases COVID restrictions on F&B sector

In accordance with the latest announcement of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (“DTCM”) has relaxed the restrictions on bars, shisha venues, cafe and restaurant occupancy and entertainment activities for one-month extendable trial period provided that the latest precautionary measures are strictly observed.

  • The bars can re-open on the condition that all staff and visitors are fully vaccinated and all prescribed precautionary measures are strictly adhered to.
  • While a maximum of ten people can sit at one table at the bars, cafes and restaurants, only a maximum of six people can sit together at the shisha serving venues.
  • The restaurants are now permitted to resume brunches.

In addition to the above, Dubai Municipality requires a two-meter distance between the tables and individuals and all restaurants, cafes and shisha serving venues to close by 1 am.

Whilst providing relaxation on the measurements, the authorities remain committed to the health and safety of the public.


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