The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced that events, parties and weddings will be temporarily halted across the emirate until further notice. According to state news agency WAM, the decision was made in line with the precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of the UAE people.
In addition, DCT Abu Dhabi has extended the period of suspension of all tour services and activities related to sea cruises, desert camps and tours, as well as the operation of floating restaurants until further notice.
DCT Abu Dhabi has said that it will facilitate routine checks and inspections at all hotel and tourism establishments, nightclubs, floating restaurants and other tourist attractions to ensure all businesses are compliant with the Department’s instructions.
DCT Abu Dhabi first announced on March 19 this year that events, nightclubs and other events would be paused amid the coronavirus situation. According to the latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UAE currently has 1,264 confirmed cases of COVID-19. On March 19 this figure was 113.