#StayHome | Dubai enters total lockdown for the safety of everyone and to combat Covid-19

Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has announced round-the-clock sterilization programme and enforced strict restrictions on movement – placing the Emirate on total lockdown.

What does this mean? Our friends at the Dubai Media Office have laid out these clear points to follow…


  • Shopping – One member of each household can still go out and buy essentials from supermarkets and food supply outlets and pharmacies.
  • Leaving Home – Only for purchasing essential supplies, medical emergencies or for Covid-19 testing.
  • Protection – Masks and gloves must be worn when leaving home and a safe distance must be kept from other people.
  • Businesses – Supermarkets, pharmacies, food and medicine delivery companies will continue to operate normally and restaurants will only be operating for home delivery.
  • Work – All work must be conducted from home with the exception of the following industries and professions: employees in healthcare, food supply outlets, vital industrial sector, water and electricity, petrol and gas stations, telecoms, media, airports, airlines, ports, shipping, customs duty and border crossings, public and private security services, municipality services, cleaning and sanitation, public transport, construction (subject to permits from the Dubai Municipality and the Permanent Committee for Labour Affairs), industrial supply chain for services and basic commodities and entities involved in combating Covid-19. Plus a partial working schedule for the support sector (8am until 2pm) for those working in banking, finance and currency exchange, social welfare services, laundry services (for select outlets) and maintenance services.


  • Friends and family gatherings
  • Leaving home for any other reason that detailed above
  • Outdoor exercise
  • Going out without a mask or gloves
  • Taking kids to supermarkets
  • Anything else not explicitly detailed above

Violators will be subject to stringent legal action.

These measures take effect from 8pm on April 4th for two weeks and are subject to renewal.

So the message is clear – #StayHome unless you need to go to the supermarket, buy something from a pharmacy or have a medical emergency. Stay safe dear Huntrs, together we can get through this.