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Covid-19 in Dubai: What Are the New Rules From February 2

Effective from Tuesday until the end of February, here is all you need to know about the new Covid-19 precautionary measures in Dubai.

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2 February 2021

Last updated on 2 February 2021
Dubai's New Covid-19 Precautions and Rules From February 2

Officials have rolled out tighter Coronavirus safety measures and "tougher penalties"

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai has announced new precautionary measures against Covid-19, with the new rules effective from February 2 to February 28, 2021.

According to the official tweet from the Dubai Media Office, tougher penalties will be given to those deliberately ignoring the new safety measures or are found posing a risk to public health.

Inspections will be intensified to ensure that everyone is observing the rules properly, as it is critical in helping counter the pandemic and protect the community, especially vulnerable groups.

If you happen to see any establishments or individuals violating these rules, officials have encouraged the public to report these through Dubai Police’s Call Centre 901 or Police Eye service through the Dubai Police App.

What are the new Covid rules in Dubai?

The new precautionary measures to tackle the virus include:

  • Audience capacity at seated venues, including cinemas, entertainment and sports venues will be reduced to 50 per cent of its maximum capacity.
  • Hotels must operate at 70 per cent of its usual capacity, and any new bookings should comply with the new capacity limit.
  • Swimming pools and private beaches in Dubai hotels will be limited to 70 per cent of its capacity.
  • All restaurants and cafes in Dubai must close by 1 am.

The new measures were made in response to the current situation.

On February 1, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) reported 2,730 new cases and 4,452 recoveries. Nine Covid-related deaths were also reported, rising the death toll to 859.

The total number of cases in the country is now at 306,339, out of which 281,410 recovered.

In the month of January 2021, the Dubai Economy shut down 14 businesses and imposed 213 fines to commercial establishments after they were found violating precautionary guidelines.