Dubai relaxes social distancing rule for public places

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Authorities in Dubai have reduced the social distancing rule to just one metre for some public places in the Emirate.

A circular sent to local businesses by Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing indicates that the rule applies to restaurants, cafes, shopping centres, gyms, beaches, entertainment parks and offices.

Naim Maadad, Chief Executive and Founder of Gates Hospitality said it's a step in the right direction and sends the right message to consumers and businesses as we gradually recover from the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the Dubai Sports Council has directed sports events organisers and establishments to follow the 1 metre social distance rule, and also ensure the overall capacity of sporting events does not exceed 80 per cent.

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