Measures taken by Dubai and the UAE for combating COVID-19

Note: This page will continually be updated with the most recent and current information.

The UAE has taken concrete steps in fighting COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP):

  • By April 5th, the UAE had completed 220,000 laboratory tests for COVID-19.
  • The UAE ranks 6th in population testing, after China, South Korea, Italy, Germany and Russia.
  • At 22,900 samples per million people, the UAE has the second highest test density in the world.

The following topics discuss the various measures taken by Dubai and the UAE in combating COVID-19. Scroll down to know more:

National Programmes & Subsidies

Special COVID-19 Facilities

Residents & Visitors



Medical Industry & Healthcare Workers


Coronavirus: what Dubai and Abu Dhabi residents can and can’t do from May 27

Reopening responsibly: Salons and barbershops in Dubai can operate at half their capacity

National Sterilisation Programme timings changed in UAE

New fines announced for violators in UAE

UAE to build post COVID-19 economy on digital, announces two-phase recovery plan

UAE’s limit on three passengers per car – all you need to know

RTA opens all Driving Schools in Dubai from April 30 with strict guidelines

Parks in Dubai are to reopen in a three-phase plan

Movement Permit Registration in Dubai


UAE develops non-invasive rapid laser test that gives results in seconds

Field hospitals for Covid-19 patients to open in Abu Dhabi

VIDEO: UAE stem cell centre raises hope with breakthrough COVID-19 treatment

Coronavirus: How Convalescent Plasma Therapy works

Drive-through testing centre opens in Dubai; How to get Tested

Coronavirus: How to get Tested at the New Mobile Drive thru COVID-19 Test Centre in UAE | Abu Dhabi

Emirates becomes first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers

Coronavirus: Emirates, Etihad and Flydubai cabin crew wear in-flight protective gear



Drive-through services for Child Vaccinations

New Rules for Children in the UAE

Senior Citizens

Registration for Senior Citizen Services with Dubai Police


Now you can have a COVID-19 test from the comfort of your own home

Free COVID-19 testing in the UAE for these categories

Stranded visitors to the UAE offered medicines at cost price


How to end rent contract early in UAE without penalty amid Covid-19

What protection do sub-let tenants have in the UAE?

Dubai homeowners will not have to pay fines on service charges this year


Emirates announces limited inbound flight operation for stranded UAE residents

Coronavirus: UAE announces new procedures allowing residents to return from June 1

Vande Bharat Mission | Ministry of External Affairs India

Repatriation flights in the UAE: everything you need to know

Stranded UAE expats dismayed as India extends lockdown to May 31st

Expired UAE visas and Emirates ID charges waived and grace period extended

UAE residency, visit visas to be valid till December 2020

UAE exempts expired residency visa holders from fines


Coronavirus: Labour law FAQ for UAE employers

Wrongfully terminated in UAE? Here is what employee can claim as compensation

COVID-19: Got an offer for a temporary job? MOHRE provides new permit through app

COVID-19: How you can apply for cash assistance through POLO Dubai

Life after COVID: Dubai Future Foundation charts plans for entrepreneurs

Combating coronavirus: Dubai issues guidelines for reopening businesses, resuming work

UAE issues decree to regulate private sector job cuts, salary reductions during Covid-19

UAE issues new remote working directives for private sector within the country

UAE launches ‘early leave’ for private sector expats to return home during Covid-19 crisis

Coronavirus: Are you on unpaid leave? Here’s how you can work part-time


Coronavirus: Centralised smart tests date for UAE public schools announced

COVID-19: More than 20,000 students get financial relief

Combating Covid-19: UAE Education Group Waives Transport Fees

Coronavirus: 10 top e-learning platforms for kids and adults

The KHDA has launched an online educational platform to help families across the UAE with home learning


Dubai Health Authority (DHA) | Guidelines for the Management of Covid-19 Infection in Health Facilities

Special Shuttles keep Dubai Paramedics Safe

UAE Ministry devises electronic system to identify patients at high risk of contracting coronavirus

Ministry of Health trains 535 Volunteers to help face Coronavirus

Dubai Ambulance launches ‘Self Sanitation Walk’ to provide additional protection for Paramedics

Dubai World Trade Centre turned into 3,000-bed field hospital

VIDEO: Dubai develops smart helmet to detect coronavirus cases

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