Sunday 27 February 2022
Cinemas in the UAE have begun operating at maximum capacity from 15 February 2022. The decision was issued by the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA). NCEMA has stipulated that each emirate can modify cinema capacity, easing or tightening procedures as they deem fit.
The decision follows the success of the efforts of the UAE government agencies in combating the spread of COVID-19.
Following lower infection rates, the NCEMA has been gradually lifting several other COVID-19 restrictions on events and activities in the country. It has lifted curbs on tourism, recreational facilities, shopping malls, and public transport, allowing them to operate at full capacity.