Dubai government confirms list of closures in emirate

Published: 25 March 2020 - 7:45 a.m.
By: Hotelier Middle East Staff

The Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) has confirmed each commercial activity or location which have been closed in the emirate.

Effective from today and lasting until April 8, the decision was made to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Closures include shopping malls and commercial centres, gyms, all F&B venues and shisha establishments and all spas. The list also includes bodybuilding and fitness gyms, theme parks, spring camps, gaming centres and cinemas.

Few exceptions have been made, though pharmacies, supermarkets and grocery stores may remain open.

At the time of writing, hotel establishments may remain open, though groups such as Emaar Hospitality have halted booking at six of its hotels

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