Beginning May 17, wedding parties, musical concerts, and other live entertainment and activities can be held in Dubai.
Citing an advisory posted by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, below are the updated precautionary measures for events and activities:
>Live entertainment and activities are allowed to be held in restaurants, cafes and shopping malls for a trial period of one month (extendable) starting 17 May on the condition that the latest precautionary measures are observed and performers and entertainers have taken the COVID-19 vaccine.
>All entertainment facilities and venues can have an increased capacity of 70% while hotels can raise their occupancy ceiling to 100%.
>Permits will also be given for community sports events, concerts and social and institutional events like gala dinners and award ceremonies for a trial period of one month (extendable) starting from 17 May on the condition that attendees and participants have been vaccinated for COVID-19 and observe the latest precautionary measures as required under the permit type.
>Fans and spectators will also be able to attend sports events provided all attendees, participants and staff have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
>The attendance capacity for these permitted events should not exceed 70%. The maximum attendance allowed for such events that receive permits after the updated precautionary measures come into effect on 17 May, is 1,500 for indoor events and 2,500 for outdoor events.
>Wedding events are allowed to be held with the maximum attendance capped at 100 for wedding venues/hotels; all attendees and staff should have received the COVID-19 vaccination. Attendance at wedding events at homes is capped at 30; all attendees should strictly observe updated precautionary measures, including social distancing rules and wearing of masks.
>The maximum number of people allowed to sit on a single table at restaurants has been increased to 10. Coffee shops can have a maximum of six people per table. Restaurants are allowed to resume brunches with strict observance of updated precautionary measures outlined by authorities.
>Bars will be permitted to re-open, provided all customers and staff have received the COVID-19 vaccine.