Dubai suspends live entertainment in hotels and restaurants


Entertainment in hotels and restaurants across Dubai is to be temporarily suspended from Thursday January 21.

The move means bands, DJs, dancers and live entertainers are not allowed to perform in hotels and restaurants.

The announcement came in a circular from Dubai Government’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTM), advising managers and owners of hotels and restaurants across Dubai of the change.

In December a circular was issued about “compliance with precautionary measures to counter pandemic COVID-19”. And the new directive states that this latest news is in response to “an increase in the number of violations during entertainment activities in hotels and restaurants”.

No time period has been announced, but it is “until further notice”.