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Dubai relaxes Covid rules for events, weddings, restaurants


DUBAI – Dubai authorities on Monday (May 17) announced relaxed measures for events and activities in the emirate starting on May 17.

According to Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, the updated precautionary measures will be enforced for a trial period of one month. The trial period is extendable.

Under the updated rules announced on Monday, live entertainment and activities will now be allowed in restaurants, cafes and shopping malls. Restaurants in Dubai can now seat 10 people per table, while coffee shops can have six people per table.

Precautionary measures must be observed and performers and entertainers must be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Entertainment facilities and venues can have an increased capacity of 70 percent, while hotels can open at 100 percent capacity.

According to the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster management, attendees must wear a face mask and observe a minimum physical distance of two metres.

Wedding events will now be allowed at Dubai hotels at a maximum of 100 attendees. All attendees and staff must be vaccinated.

For wedding events done in homes, a maximum of 30 attendees are allowed, with precautionary measures to be observed.

Permits for concerts and social and institution events will be given on condition that attendees and participants must be vaccinated.

Community sports events are also allowed, provided spectators, attendees, participants and staff are vaccinated

Indoor events are capped at 1,500 attendees, while outdoor events are capped at 2,500 attendees.

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