With the global efforts to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, events are being postponed or cancelled left, right and centre.
Dubai Authorities are now putting further restrictions in place.
One of those measures is that Nightclubs in Dubai will close with immediate effect until the end of March.
Nightclubs In Dubai To Shut Down Immediately
A circular has been issued stating:
In line with ongoing efforts to safeguard public health, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing directs all hospitality establishments licensed to operate nightclubs to close nightclubs with immediate effect till the end of March 2020. Inspections will be carried out to verify compliance with this circular.
Here is the official notice:
Events Postponed & Cancelled
The measure to close all Nightclubs comes hard on the heels of a number of high-profile event cancellations in the UAE. Ultra Abu Dhabi and the DJ Mag conference were cancelled, to name but a few.
Earlier this week, Abu Dhabi establishments were issued with a similar circular. So, this news was probably to be expected.
The coronavirus is certainly shaking up just about every industry globally, so these measures are for good reason for sure.