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Dubai Restaurants and Hotels increase capacity again post-COVID

by Dubai Travel Planner

On 17 May 2021, Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management updated the precautionary measures for events and activities in Dubai on a one-month extendable trial basis.

The latest news from Dubai Media Office is encouraging for Dubai’s tourism and hospitality industry with the following being announced:

  • Hotels can return to 100% capacity (previously capped at 70%).
  • Restaurants can seat 10 per table.
  • Coffee shops and shisha cafes can have 6 per table.
  • Bars will be permitted to reopen, provided all customers and staff have received the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Live entertainment will be allowed in restaurants, cafes and malls, this includes the return of brunches.
  • Permits to be given for concerts, social and institutional events on the condition that attendees and participants have been vaccinated.
  • Community sports events are allowed and spectators can attend provided all attendees, participants and staff have received the COVID-19 vaccine, capacity at these vents must not exceed 70%.
  • Maximum attendance at indoor events 1,500 whilst outdoor events is 2,500.
  • Wedding events are allowed with a maximum attendance capped at 100 for venues/hotels; attendees and staff must be vaccinated.

Observing social distancing of 2 metres and the wearing of face masks continues to be mandatory.

Encouraging news for the return to dining and entertainment that Dubai is known for.


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