Safety rules for Covid across the UAE

Authorities are leaving no chance when it comes to Covid-19 safety. Inspite of opening up almost 90% sectors gradually over the past year, authorities continued their safety inspection checks to make sure that all precautionary measures are followed carefully.

However, daily inspection reports have results increase in the number of cases due to breaking Covid safety rules. This has also prompted authorities across the country to strict rules and introduce new measures.

Here is a full list of all the Covid safety rules, including closures; limited capacity at malls and offices; and compulsory PCR testing for unvaccinated workers.

Abu Dhabi

  • Parties and gatherings have been strictly banned.

-Abu Dhabi has alotted work from home upto 70% of its employees at government and semi-government offices to 30%.

– the number of guests 10 for marriage ceremonies and family gatherings. And 20 for funerals and mourning services.

-Weekly PCR tests for all unvaccinated workers.

– Cinemas closed until further notice.

  • Malls must operate at 40% capacity .


-Pubs and bars remain closed.

 Shopping malls operate at a reduced capacity of 70%.

  • Audience capacity of seated in indoor venues, including cinemas as well as entertainment and sports centres, reduced to 50%.
  • Hotels operate at 70% of total capacity.


Social gatherings must be maximum of 20 people.

  • All guests must maintain a distance of 4 metres atleast between them.
  • The venue required to have adequate ventilation.
  • Guests must avoid physical contacts such as handshakes and hugs and also sitting together .


•Cafes and restaurants shut by 12 midnight.

  • Unvaccinated government employees take a PCR for Covid-19 every week.

In addition,Employees of federal, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah government departments required to take a PCR test every 7 days, unless they have received both doses of the vaccine.

Written by Martha Paul


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