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Dubai to close all eating outlets for two weeks; drive thru, deliveries to continue

Restaurants and cafes at hotels and hotel apartments serving their guests have been exempt

Dubai to close all eating outlets for two weeks; drive thru, deliveries to continue

The ruling does not apply to restaurants and cafes at hotels and hotel apartments serving their guests (picture for illustrative purposes only). 

Dubai is to close all eating establishments, including restaurants, cafes, cafeterias coffee shops, for two weeks.

“In line with precautionary measures announced by MOHAP [Ministry of Health and Prevention] and NCEMA [National Crisis & Emergency Management Authority], Dubai Municipality announces the closure of all restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, coffee shops and all establishments offering food services in shopping centers/malls, and all locations in Dubai and halted all their activities for 2 weeks starting from 23rd March 2020,” it was announced in a statement on Monday.

However, the ruling does not apply to restaurants and cafes at hotels and hotel apartments serving their guests.

Drive thru, food delivery and food transportation services will continue, the statement added.

In a statement issued by the state news agency WAM, it was announced on Monday that the UAE has decided to close all commercial centres, and shopping malls along with fish, meat and vegetables markets for a period of at least two weeks.

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