Dubai Eases Covid-19 Restrictions, as Cases Decline


Dubai gradually eased the COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, May 17, by allowing hotels in the regional tourism hub to operate at full capacity and permitting concerts and sports events where all attendees and participants have been vaccinated.

It was also announced that entertainment facilities will have their capacity limit raised to 70% with a maximum of 1,500 people for indoor events and 2,500 for outdoor events.

According to the tweet posts from Dubai media office, which is contained in a statement issued by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management on Monday, May 17, 2021, as part of its updated precautionary measures for events and activities with effect from May 17.

The Dubai Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management stated that there would be continued mandatory wearing of face masks and observing social distancing of 2 meters adding that bars will reopen for those vaccinated and restaurant seating raised to 10 people per table, from 6.

It explained that wedding events are allowed to be held with the maximum attendance capped at 100 for wedding venues/hotels, noting that all attendees and staff should have received the Covid-19 vaccination.

It added that attendance at wedding events at homes is capped at 30, with compliance to precautionary measures.