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Dubai move permit: Q&A with Dubai Police

 

DUBAI – As Dubai intensified public movement restriction in the emirate in an effort to combat the spread of Covid-19, authorities launched an online platform allowing people to leave their homes in order to do essential work.

The Dubai Police answers the most frequently asked questions:

GENERAL PUBLIC

Do I need a movement permit to leave the house?

Yes, unless you work in any of the exempted sectors or need to do essential work.

How do I apply for a movement permit?

You can go to dxbpermit.gov.ae (Read full guide here)

What reasons are valid so I can apply for a permit?

Buying food or medicine (only one family member may leave the house)
Getting medical assistance
Getting tested for Covid-19
Working in exempted sectors

Can I apply for multiple movement permits?

Yes, but this is subject to review.

Do I need to wear a facemask and gloves when leaving my home?

Yes. Also, keep a safe distance from others.

What will happen if individuals do not respect movement restrictions?

Violators will face stringent legal action and fines.

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EXEMPTED INDIVIDUALS

I am working in one of the vital sectors exempted from restrictions. Can I go to work?

Yes, but you must present your Emirates ID and your work ID in case required by an inspector.

What about employees in support sectors?

They are permitted to work between 8am and 2pm.

Who can go out to work any time?

Employees working in these vital establishments are exempted from the curfew and can go out to work at any time:

– Airports, airlines
– Border crossings
– Clinics
– Customs
– Construction
– Cooperative food outlets
– Delivery services for food and medicine
– District cooling
– Grocery stores
– Garbage collection
– General cleaning
– Healthcare providers
– Hospitals
– Industrial supply chain
– Media
– Medical supply providers
– Medicine manufacturers
– Organisations involved in Covid-19 efforts
– Pharmacies
– Petrol stations
– Ports
– Public transport
– Restaurants
– Supermarkets
– Security services
– Sewage management
– Shipping
– Telecommunications
– Water and electricity

Who can go out to work from 8am to 2pm?

Employees working in these vital companies can go out to work between 8am to 2pm:

– Banks
– Laundry shops
– Money exchange
– Maintenance services
– Social welfare services

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Should authorized individuals carry legal documents or proof?

Yes. It is essential to present legal proof or permit in case the individual is stopped by a police patrol or captured by radar.

TRAFFIC

Will radars catch all vehicles across the emirate?

Yes, and round-the-clock for two weeks. There will be a special mechanism to review all tickets issued during this period.

Can vehicles travel from Dubai to/from Abu Dhabi or to/from Sharjah?

Yes, but only under exceptional circumstances and only via Emirates Road.

Could families travel from Dubai to/from Abu Dhabi or to/from Sharjah?

Yes but only under exceptional circumstances and only via Emirates Road.

Can I use my car to travel during the restriction period?

Yes, but only if you get a move permit and if you carry not more than one passenger.

I am using a company vehicle. What should I do?

Yes but you need to get prior movement permit and present this to the Dubai Police in order to cancel the fine.

Can I go out and drive using another person’s vehicle?

Yes but you need to get prior movement permit and present this to the Dubai Police in order to cancel the fine.

Are the vehicles of subcontractors’ companies and construction materials suppliers allowed to operate during the restriction period?

Yes

Are transport trucks carrying sand and heavy machinery allowed to operate during the disinfection campaign?

Yes.

What forms of public transportation are available during this period?

Only buses and taxis.

BUSINESSES

Will security cervices providers and companies providing sterilization services be allowed to work?

Yes.

Are employees of warehouses and industries of food and medical supplies and vital business allowed to continue operating?

Yes.

Are general delivery services of online businesses allowed to continue operating?

Yes.

Are laundry service providers exempted from the restriction?

Yes.

Are the construction and building maintenance companies allowed to operate during the disinfection campaign?

Yes.

Are fishermen allowed to work?

Yes.

ANIMAL CARE

I own livestock. How can I feed them?

Delivering food or feeding livestock is allowed.

My pet is sick. Can I visit a veterinary clinic?

Yes.

Can I take my dog out for a walk?

No.

For more go to https://dxbpermit.gov.ae/assets/FAQ-en.pdf


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