Rumours have been circulating on WhatsApp stating that various hotels in Dubai have been given official gambling licenses.
This of course is false and Dubai Media Office took to Twitter to clear up this misinformation.
Gambling licenses have NOT been granted to any hotel in Dubai
The WhatsApp messages stated:
Total 9 hotels were given gambling license officially in Dubai.. all are waiting for grand opening on EID festival in full blast….Opening hours 6pm to 6am
Complimentary All drinks , meals, tabbaco,
10000/-Dhs per person to carry for entry..Metropolitan Hotel
Ceasars palace hotel
Fairmont Hotel 34 floor
Al Habtoor Hotel ( H )
5 more other hotels..( Baccarat table, black jack , roulette table, Poker table etc.)
The rumours have been debunked and people are asked to only obtain information from official sources only.
Strict movement restrictions measures are being considered
At the most recent COVID press briefing, the NCEMA said the focus on the coming period will be in vaccinating everyone. ‘Delaying or refraining from taking the vaccine will pose a threat to the safety of society and put all groups, especially those most vulnerable to infection, as it poses a major challenge to the national efforts to recover.’ And so, the government calls on the public, both citizens and residents above the age of 16 who did not get vaccinated, to visit the nearest vaccination centre and get the vaccine.