5 Most asked questions about Dubai's lock down

  • Publish date: Monday، 13 April 2020 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021
5 Most asked questions about Dubai's lock down

At the beginning of this week, Dubai authorities announced a 24-hour lockdown to aggressively bring an end to Corona (COVID19). However, questions about the lock down remain unanswered... Here is a list of the top 5 questions that are on social media:   

5 Most asked questions about Dubai's lock down

1- Where can I apply for my permit?

You need to visit Permit to apply for the permission. The process is very simple and straightforward. You need your Emirates ID. With in the hour you should be receiving the approval or denial. I tried it and it took 10 minutes to have the approval to go for grocery shopping.

2- Do you need to hold on to your receipts as proof?

No. Your permit will suffice as your receipt. You must have a copy (screenshot) of the issued approval with you when you leave your home. Note, you could get stopped and asked to show your approval.  If you are driving, radars are working around the clock for two weeks and a special mechanism has been implemented to review all tickets issued during this period.

3- Can I take my pet for a walk?  

No! However, according to Dubai Police, it is acceptable to take your pet out in front of your residence and for no more than ten minutes while taking the necessary precautions to ensure public safety.

5 Most asked questions about Dubai's lock down

4- What if I need medical assistance urgently?

You must apply for the permit. Hala Taxis are in operation and of course you can call an ambulance.

5- Can I buy grocery?

Yes. You can. Again, you must apply for the permit and make sure you have a copy of it on your phone.  

Note the permit is meant for emergency needs. It is not meant to give you the excuse to go out jogging or doing anything that can create public health concerns. It is highly recommended that you stay home!