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Dubai Economy shuts down visa, residency centre for violating Covid-19 guidelines

Dubai Economy in co-operation with GDRFA shuts down Amer Centre in Riggat Al Buteen

Dubai Economy shuts down visa, residency centre for violating Covid-19 guidelines

Dubai Economy said Amer Centres are private facilities providing various visa and residency services as authorised by GDRFA.


A branch of Amer Centre, the visa and residency firm, has been shut down in Dubai over a failure to comply with Covid-19 precautionary measures.

The Amer Centre in Riggat Al Buteen was shut down by the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in Dubai Economy in co-operation with the General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

Dubai Economy said Amer Centres are private facilities providing various visa and residency services as authorised by GDRFA.

The violations detected at the centre in Riggat Al Buteen included exceeding the 30% staff limit permitted, non-installation of thermal scanners for customers, not displaying  physical distancing stickers and failure to ensure distancing in customer seating.

Dubai Economy urged all service centres to adhere to the precautionary guidelines, such as wearing masks and gloves, ensuring physical distancing and displaying related stickers, installing transparent barriers between employees and customers, and keeping number of employees and customers within 30% of the total capacity.

Dubai Economy also called on consumers to report any non-compliance to the Covid-19 precautionary guidelines via the Dubai Consumer App available on Apple, Google, and Huawei stores, by calling 600545555, or on the Consumerrights.ae website.

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