All events in Dubai have been called off until the end of this month, while entertainment destinations have been asked to suspend operations as well.
According to the Dubai Media Office, wedding gatherings at hospitality establishments and public halls have also been suspended.
Inspections will be carried out by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) to ensure compliance with the rule.
In line with ongoing efforts to safeguard public health, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing directs that all events in #Dubai should be suspended from Sunday 15 March 2020 till the end of the month. pic.twitter.com/iXyeR6owtV— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 14, 2020
. @dxbparksresorts: Following the direction of the DTCM and as part of our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and employees we have temporarily suspended operations at our theme parks; until the end of March 2020, or at such time the situation will be re-evaluated. pic.twitter.com/A1O33gh1Vu— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 14, 2020
Similar measures were announced in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, with the emirate shutting down major tourist sites and cultural venues as a precautionary step to limit the spread of COVID-19.