Dubai Bars and Other Dining Establishments Can Now Remain Open Until 3AM
Clubs, restaurants, cafes, and bars in Dubai are once again allowed to stay open until 3am.
14 August 2021
Officials have eased some of the rules on Dubai's dining, entertainment, and nightlife activities.
Restaurants, cafes, clubs, and bars will once again be allowed to stay open until 3 am, with maximum capacity at 80%, announced the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in Dubai.
Outdoor concerts will also be able to increase the maximum attendance to 5,000 people. Plus, events organizers can open standing areas in venues, provided that the space allows people to move around with some social distancing.
If you're eager to hop back in to the emirate's nightlife and live gigs, it's important to note that most concerts, sports matches, etc. will require attendees and staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
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Each venue may have different Covid-19 safety criteria depending on the event's size and shape, so be sure to check the venue's rules before you go.
For now, the vaccination requirements don't apply to awards ceremonies in Dubai.
Changes in maximum capacities
As of this week, DTCM implemented the following changes in capacities.
Entertainment and sports events in Dubai can have a maximum capacity of 60%. Performers must either show proof of vaccination against Covid-19, or a recent negative PCR test.
Restaurants and cafes in the emirate are allowed to seat up to 10 people per table, with a minimum space of at least 1.5 metres in between tables.
Dubai hotels and hotel facilities can now operate at 100% capacity.
Museums, galleries, and movie theatres in Dubai can allow visitors of up to 80% the venues' usual capacity.
Weddings and other private events in the city can have up to 300 guests, so long as the venue can accommodate the number.