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Dubai extends closure of restaurants, hotels and events until further notice

Dubai Tourism is working with health authorities to evaluate the situation as cases rise in UAE

Dubai extends closure of restaurants, hotels and events until further notice

The authority said in a circular this week that the precautionary measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19 will be extended indefinitely.


All inbound tour operators, hotels, restaurants, venues and event organisers in Dubai are to remain closed until further notice, according to Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).

The authority said in a circular this week that the precautionary measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19 will be extended indefinitely.

“In line with Dubai Government Precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of its residents and visitors, we extend all the Precautionary Circulars on the website until further notice.

“Dubai Tourism will continuously evaluate the situation in coordination with the health authorities,” the circular said.

Around 90% of CEOs in the F&B space expect a significant drop in business in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey by restaurant performance company Mingora, which covered 30 respondents from 1,050 restaurants.

Moreover, the UAE today announced five more deaths as a result of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of people who have died in the country to 33.

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention also announced 432 new cases, bringing the total number of the detected cases to 5,365.

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