By: Najla Banimalek, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
On February 3rd, Dubai Global Village announced that they will not be performing any shows or hosting any more firework displays until further notice.
Following the Dubai Government safety precautions, these measures had to be taken in order to ensure proper social distancing. The Dubai Supreme committee of Crisis and Disaster management also added that the measures were to prevent the community from the coronavirus.
The rest of Global Village will operate as scheduled, with people free to enjoy shopping, dining, rides and attractions. Visitors however are still encouraged to social dance, sanitize themselves, and wear their masks accordingly.
Dubai also announced that pubs and bars will remain closed from February 2nd, and cinemas and indoor entertainment venues, including sports facilities, will operate at 50% capacity.
Restaurants and cafes must close at 1am, and hotels have to operate at 70% capacity. New bookings should comply with the capacity limit, said the authorities on Monday. These same rules apply to swimming pools, private beaches, and hotels.
For people who still fail to follow the preventative measures and disregard them, they will face tougher penalties.