Previously, it was announced that all bars and pubs had to stop operation to curb the COVID-19 spread. However, according to new circulars issued over the weekend, bars can now reopen and serve provided adhering strict rules and guidelines.
The Government of Dubai and Dubai Tourism officially allowed to reopen bars in the city. However, bar owners have to impose strict rules in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff:
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