Police Checkpoints Set Up Around Dubai To Check Residents’ Move Permits

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Police Checkpoints Set Up Around Dubai To Check Residents’ Move Permits

All residents in Dubai now require a move permit to leave home. And to ensure everyone is following the rule, Dubai Police have set up checkpoints across the city. Checkpoints are set up in Jumeriah, on the E11 and on Al Safa Road, to ensure people have legal documents to leave their homes. This again, is part of UAE’s efforts to curb the spread of Covid 19.

As per the new regulations, all Dubai residents must obtain permit to step out. The move comes after Dubai extended the National Disinfection Programme to 24 hours for the next two weeks. Residents can obtain permit from the online portal, by giving your ID details and the reason for your leaving home.

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Reasons for stepping outside home can include:

  1. Buying essentials
  2. Medical emergency
  3. Shifts
  4. Medical worker
  5. Grocery or pharmacies
  6. Telecommunications sector or social care workers

Residents will also have to mention the car number plate (if applicable), the start point, the destination point, and the date and time you will be outside. Radar cameras set on the roads will track people who do not obtain permit before leaving their homes.

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Furthermore, the Supreme Committee of Crisis & Disaster Management in Dubai added that vital sectors, exempted from the new rule must also apply for the permit. In addition, workers who apply for a permit must also provide proof from the company. So, it is advised that you keep your shopping bills safe. Supermarket, restaurant, and food delivery will function normally, and the UAE government recommends you use these services, instead of applying for a permit.

Dubai Metro and Tram have been suspended until further notice, but buses and taxis are functional. Did you know Dubai offers Free Bus, 50% Off On Taxi Rides For The Next Two Weeks?