Dubai reinstates rule that alcohol can only be served with a meal
Bars without restaurant trade license to remain closed
Food and beverage outlets in Dubai will need to serve their alcohol with food once more, following a notification by Dubai Police.
A circular sent out previously had allowed licensed bars to sell alcohol without a meal, but that decision has now been reversed.
As things stand, F&B outlets can serve alcohol to tables, but customers are not allowed to go to the bar to be served.
Standalone bars without a restaurant trade license are unable to operate under the current guidelines.
Social distancing is also still in effect, with 2m between tables.