Dubai Tourism reveals new quarantine guidelines

Returning residents have to undergo a 14-day quarantine on arrival in the emirate

Emirates airline has revealed a comprehensive plan for passengers in Dubai
Emirates airline has revealed a comprehensive plan for passengers in Dubai

Dubai Tourism has revealed a new set of guidelines for UAE residents returning to the emirate, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

With as many as 200,000 residents getting ready to return the UAE, the tourism authority has outlined what’s required. The 14-day quarantine can take place in a hotel or a private home, with residents given the option of booking hotels that have been deemed suitable for quarantine when booking their way.

The private home must meet certain criteria, including having access to a separate room with a private bathroom and living separately to other people in the residence.

Did you like this story?
Click here for more

Every passenger will be tested for COVID-19 on arrival, and for those staying in hotels, meals will be provided three times a day, or can be ordered from food outlets offering delivery and their own cost. During the 14-day quarantine, the person in quarantine will be responsible for maintaining a clean room.

UAE residents returning to Dubai must also install and register with Dubai Health Authority’s COVID-19 DXB app, which will also give them access to medical assistance, should it be required.

For all the latest hospitality news from UAE, Gulf countries and around the world, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page.

Most Popular



Human Capital Report 2017

Human Capital Report 2017

The second annual Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report is designed to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities facing hospitality professionals responsible for the hotel industry’s most important asset – its people. The report combines the results of Hotelier Middle East's HR Leaders Survey with exclusive interviews with the region's senior human resources directors.

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

The Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016 provides essential business insight into this critical hotel function, revealing a gradual move towards the use of automated management and a commitment to sustainability, concerns over recruitment, retention and staff outsourcing, and the potential to deliver much more, if only the industry's "image problem" can be reversed.

From the edition

From the magazine