Dubai Police has sent a new circular stating that all bars and pubs must stop serving alcohol immediately, as of June 24 until further notice.
Restaurants can continue to serve drinks provided a meal is ordered. Any venue registered under a ‘restaurant’ license can continue to serve alcohol. However, venues registered as ‘bar’ or ‘pub’ are not permitted under any circumstances.
The notice said: “We would like to inform you that it has been decided to close all bars and pubs and stop serving alcoholic beverages as of Wednesday 24/06/2020 until further notice. Kindly inform and abide by the decision to close in order to avoid legal issues. You will be notified to restart at a later time.”