Dubai closes, fines tourism businesses over coronavirus violations

SourceArabian Business
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has closed four establishments, suspended the permits of 14 others and issued final warnings to 19 more companies for non-compliance with coronavirus precautionary measures. No companies have been identified but Dubai Tourism said its inspectors have adopted a zero-tolerance approach in the implementation and management of health and safety protocols. VIDEO It said in comments published by state news agency WAM that it will not hesitate to take punitive action against violators, which may include fines and closure of establishments. Detailed guidelines have been set for both government and private sector establishments in each industry, including the hospitality, retail, tourist attractions, leisure, entertainment and F&B sectors. In addition to wearing masks at all times and maintaining social distancing, the frequent sterilisation of various facilities at hotels more...