Everything You Need to Know About The New COVID-19 Dubai Rules

  • Publish date: Sunday، 24 January 2021 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021
Everything You Need to Know About The New COVID-19 Dubai Rules
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New COVID-19 rules were announced over the weekend in Dubai due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management listed a set of new rules regarding restaurants, weddings, social events, and entertainment. Here is everything you should know.

Live entertainment

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, a ban on live entertainment, including bands, DJs, singers and more, was announced by Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing via the Dubai Media Office and was immediately effective.

The media office stated that more than 200 violations were found in establishments and 20 venues were closed.


On Friday, January 22, the by Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing announced that restaurants and cafes should increase the social distance between tables to three metres.

It also stated that the maximum amount of people allowed to sit at one table is now seven people. Whereas, in cafes, a maximum of four people can sit on a table.

Weddings, Private Parties and Social Events

Starting from January 27, a maximum of 10 people only and only first-degree relatives can attend. These changes come into effect on January 27.


The Dubai Economy and Dubai Sports Council has announced that distance between sports equipment and trainees must be increased to three metres.

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