10,000 plus inspections carried out this year, and tough penalties imposed on violators
Dubai: Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has aligned with local authorities to ensure establishments in the tourism industry are fully implementing precautionary measures on COVID-19.
Following the New Year’s Eve celebrations, Dubai Tourism conducted nearly 10,000 inspections of hotels and recreational facilities. In all, 274 violations were recorded and 47 facilities closed, marking a compliance rate of 89 per cent.
Joint inspections are run with Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality and the Department of Economic Development (Dubai Economy), especially at places that attract large gatherings. Penalties for violations range from fines to final warnings, suspension of permits and closure of the facility.
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In the last two months, Dubai Tourism has increased inspections to ensure that hotels and establishments across tourism touchpoints – retail, leisure, attractions, and events – are complying with wide-ranging health and safety protocols outlined by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management.
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