Dubai hotels to operate at full capacity as UAE relaxes COVID-19 restrictions

Dubai hotels to operate at full capacity as UAE relaxes COVID restrictions

Dubai has officially eased COVID-19 restrictions allowing hotels in the regional tourism hubs to function at full capacity.

The Government of Dubai has also allowed concerts and sports events on the condition that all the participants and attendees must be fully vaccinated.

According to Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, precautionary measures on events have been updated.

Also among the measures that the Committee has revised is to raise the hotel occupancy ceiling to 100 percent in regional tourism hubs and increase entertainment venues capacity to 70 percent.

Restaurants moving forward will be allowed to sit 10 people per table with shisha venues being allowed to accommodate 6 patrons per table.

Events have also received another boost as permits will be given for concerts, social and institutional events for as long as attendees and participants have been inoculated.

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Dubai will also allow the resumption of sporting activities, on condition that fans and participants have received their COVID-19 jabs. Maximum attendees at indoor events will be capped at 1,500 while outdoor at 2,500.

Further, wedding events allowed with a maximum attendance of 100 in venues such as hotels for as long as attendees ad staff have been vaccinated. However, attendees at home weddings have been capped at 30 with a condition that precautionary measures be observed.

Even as Dubai eases coronavirus curbs, officials are cautious, maintaining that face masks shall remain mandatory will social distancing guidelines still in force.

According to data from Our World In Data, the United Arabs Emirates (UAE) tops the vaccination chat having issued over 11.5 million doses of the vaccine with 3.84 million people fully vaccinated accounting for 39.4 percent of the country’s total population.

UAE has so far reported at least 547,400 COVID-19 cases, with slightly over 1,600 deaths and over 527,500 recoveries, according to Worldometer.  

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