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Covid-19 in the UAE: What Are the New Rules?

These are the latest Covid-19 rules in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from March 28th, 2021

Posted on

11 March 2021

Last updated on 29 March 2021
Latest Covid-19 rules and regulations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Keep up-to-date with the latest coronavirus precautionary measures in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

There have been more than 420,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UAE and more than 1,300 people have died due to covid-related health issues, government figures show.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) wishes all those infected a speedy recovery. Health authorities have also called on the public to cooperate and comply with all precautionary measures, especially physical distancing and facemask rules, to ensure the safety of our community.

Scroll down to find out the latest restrictions in your area.

The ExpatWoman team will continue updating this page as the UAE's regulations change.

What are the latest Covid rules in Dubai?

The following preventive measures will be in place until at least the start of Ramadan this April.

Rules on health

  • Covid-19 vaccines are once again available for free to all in Dubai, after six weeks of prioritising vulnerable groups

Rules on going out

  • Shopping malls and hotels are limited to 70 per cent of their usual capacity
  • Indoor seated venues such as cinemas are reduced to 50 per cent of their usual capacity
  • Face masks remain mandatory in public and in private gatherings
  • Maximum 7 people sitting at one restaurant table
  • Maximum 4 people sitting at one cafe table
  • Tours or parties on Dubai yachts should not exceed 10 people
  • Live music and entertainment suspended across Dubai
  • Private gatherings are limited to first-degree relatives, such as one's parents, siblings and children
  • Private gatherings are limited to max 10 people

Rules on dining out

  • Brunches are suspended
  • Restaurants and cafes to close at 1 am
  • Any licensed venue classed as a "pub or bar", but not a restaurant, must be suspended
  • Face masks can be lowered while eating and drinking
  • Suhoor and iftar tents during Ramadan will not be allowed

Rules on swimming in pools and beaches

  • Hotels, beaches, and pools are limited to 70 per cent of their usual capacity
  • Visitors must wear face masks at all times except when swimming, eating and drinking
Latest Covid-19 rules and regulations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

What are the latest Covid rules in Abu Dhabi?

Those in the capital must adhere to the following precautionary measures:

Rules on health

  • Covid-19 vaccines are once again available for free to all in Abu Dhabi, after six weeks of prioritising vulnerable groups

Rules on going out

  • Shopping malls are limited to 40 per cent of their usual capacity
  • Hotels, public beaches, and parks are limited to 60 percent of their usual capacity
  • Gyms, private beaches, and swimming pools are limited to 50 percent of their usual capacity
  • Cinemas have been suspended
  • Abu Dhabi public transport intake has been limited, with max. 45 percent capacity in taxis, and maximum 75 percent capacity in buses
  • Up to 10 family members can gather together but they must wear face masks and remain at least two metres apart

Rules in Abu Dhabi schools

  • Private school students attending in-person classes must take a Covid-19 test every 2 weeks

Rules on dining out

  • Restaurants and cafes are limited to 60 percent of their usual capacity
  • Maximum 4 people sitting at one table in restaurants, including family members who live in the same home. The only exception is for children, who can sit at the same table
  • Larger groups (4+ people) dining in restaurants must split into tables of four people each, spaced two metres apart
 
 

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