No More Permits: Dubai Relaxes Restrictions, Allows Residents to Go Out from 6am to 10pm

On April 23 – Thursday, the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has announced a partial reduction in the restrictions on movement in the emirate. In the announcement, a series of decisions were declared which relaxes certain policies from various industries including Commercial & Retail , Transportation, Construction and Manufacturing, and Offices and Businesses.

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Some of the big changes include shopping malls and commercial outlets partially opening to the public, restaurants allowing dine-in customers with limited capacity, public metro train and buses resuming operations, and many other updates.

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No NEED for Movement Permit, Dubai Allows Residents to Go Out During the Day

The reason for the said changes were due to the positive impact of the preventive measures that were implemented the past few weeks.

While there are some positive changes which allow the public to go outdoors, it is important that the public is aware of the guidelines and limitations. It is vital that the public follows precautionary guidelines until the situation is completely normalized.

Below are some general guidelines from the announcement.

1. People may leave their homes between 6am to 10pm without a permit.
2. Full restrictions movement will be enforced between 10pm to 6am.
3. Those who do not wear a mask are subject to a AED1,000 Fine.
4. People are allowed to exercise for 1-2 hours with a maximum of 3 people.
5. The public is advised to fully comply and leave home for essential purposes.
6. People must take precautionary measures when visiting older relatives.
7. Ramadan tents and Majlises are strictly prohibited.
8. People are permitted to visit first and second degree relatives.
9. Family gatherings allowed but not more than 5 people.
10. Malls, shops, markets to open from 12pm to 10pm
11. Restaurants and cafes allowed to serve customers but with 30% capacity. No shisha and no buffets.
12. Salons and Barbershops will be restricted to hair and nail services.
13. Public transport to resume on April 26 and to operate from 7am to 11pm
14. Employees allowed to work in offices with maximum of 30% of the total workforce.
15. Children between 3-12 years old and persons above the age of 60 are NOT allowed.

Check out the post from the official Twitter account of Dubai Media Office on general guidelines they shared:

For a more detailed list of rules, please see the following information below.

Disclaimer: is an informational site only and should serve as a guide. For updated details and policies, always contact proper authorities for assistance. If you are facing challenges at your work, please contact the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) or previously known as UAE Ministry of Labour for guidance. You may also seek help from a lawyer regarding your case.

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