The directive was issued on January 21 and enters into force immediately. It was sent by DTCM to all owners and managers of hotel establishments and restaurants.
According to the direction, dancers, singers, DJs, etc. will not be allowed to perform at any restaurant or hotel across the emirate until further notice.
Dubai Media Office claimed:
“During the last 3 weeks, Dubai Tourism have issued more than 200 violations of non-compliance with guidelines and closed down around 20 establishments.”
“To ensure public health and safety, all entertainment permits issued will be on hold effective immediately. Dubai Tourism will continue to evaluate the progress with the health authorities.”
The move is aimed to ensure public health and safety and serves as a precaution against the continued rise in coronavirus cases in the country.
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