Dubai Licensed Restaurants Can Serve Beverages Again
Licensed restaurants across Dubai are allowed to offer an all drink service from May 23.
21 May 2020
Bars and cabarets in the city are still prohibited from serving drinks.
Licensed restaurants in Dubai will now be able to serve all beverages starting Sunday, May 23 following the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The service is limited to single-use glasses and must not be given in bottles or its original containers. Drinks can be served along with dine-in meals only, and are not available for take-out or delivery.
Beverages not allowed to be consumed at restaurant bars, as bars and cabarets continue to be banned from serving drinks as part of the UAE’s safety measures against COVID-19.
All public facilities across the country must follow a mandatory 30% capacity of customers and staff, with strict social distancing rules.
From May 20, shopping malls, shopping centres, and retail outlets can remain open from 9am to 7pm. UAE authorities extended the nightly curfew to 8pm - 6am, instead of the previous 10pm - 6am lockdown.
The new movement restriction timings were issued after a rise in “reckless” and “irresponsible behaviour”, linked to the spike of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UAE.
After Eid Al Fitr which is expected to fall on either Saturday May 23 or Sunday May 24, new timings may announced.