Dubai Tourism extends the lockdown until further notice


As the UAE’s ongoing effort to tackle the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, Dubai is currently on a 24-hour lock down, which means all of our favorite bars, restaurants and venues are closed too.

On Tuesday April 14, Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing announced the extension of all closures ‘until further notice’, in a circular to Dubai tour operators, hotel establishments, floating restaurant venues and event organizers.

As before, food delivery services from restaurants will remain open, and hotels are allowed to serve food to in-house guests only.
The list of closure extensions include all bars, pubs and lounges, shisha services, as well as restaurants, cafes, pools and private beaches. In addition, all entertainment activities, fitness and health centers remain closed.

A number of precautionary measures have been put in place to ensure the safe delivery of food from food outlets to people’s homes. This includes disinfecting the delivery bags and drivers maintaining a good distance from customers.

As per the most recent guidelines, during the city-wide sterilization program, UAE residents are not permitted to leave their homes at any time during the day or night.

The only exemptions from this are for food, medical supplies or key workers traveling to and from their place of work. All Dubai residents must apply to obtain a permit in order to leave the house at any time.