Restaurants to operate at 30% capacity on re-opening with 6ft between tables

Dubai Government has released protocols and re-opening to be announced ‘shortly’
Dubai, Restaurants, Coronavirus

Restaurants will only be allowed to operate at 30% capacity and will have to ensure two-metre social distancing once they re-open following the current lockdown period 

In new guidelines and protocols for re-opening of malls and high streets released by Dubai Government, F&B outlets must also use only disposable, individually wrapped plastic utensils, dishes, and packages, while tables and chairs have to be cleaned with 75% alcohol after each use.


F&B dine-in will be required to hang a red tag on the front door to indicate the number of customers allowed in, with tables six-feet apart. The number of customers allowed in an outlet will be based on four-feet per customer.

According to the release from Dubai Economy, all businesses should be on standby for an official announcement on re-opening and timings to be released ‘shortly’.

Wholesale and retail trade including malls and F&B outlets are ranked as of the highest importance to the economy and will open again in stage one of the plan, although no exact timeline is given.

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