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Dear Student,

We hope this email finds you safe and sound!

We understand and share the excitement associated with the ease of the recent restrictions however at the same time calling the entire MU community to remain extra vigilant as well as carefully follow the directives from the UAE authorities.

For awareness purposes only, we would like to inform you that several counties are experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 cases spike hence extra cautiousness is required at all times – ensure to wear masks, gloves and continue to practice social distancing responsibly!

We would like to remind you of the crucial importance to report any risk of being exposed to any confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 as well as any travel activity. Such details are vital for the well-being of our community and possibility to return back to normal operation as soon as possible.

As part of the awareness campaign, we would like to bring to your attention the following developments and updates related to the prevention of COVID-19 spread.


πŸ™ Reduced Restrictions on Movement for the General Public

In line with the UAE Government directives, individuals are now allowed to leave their homes between 6.00 am and 10.00 pm without a permit. Please ensure to strictly follow precautionary measures which include maintaining physical distance from others as per guidelines and wearing a face mask at all times. It is also advisable to wear disposable gloves and continue to avoid any unnecessary movements.

Movement continues to be restricted from 10 PM to 6 AM.

Those who do not comply with the required rules and precautions will be subject to financial penalties and legal action.

🚌 Public Transportation

Dubai taxi fares and parking fees will return to normal rates on Sunday after having been decreased over the last several weeks, according to Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority. In a tweet, the RTA said that parking fees will return to normal from 8 AM on Sunday, April 26 until 6 PM, with the second period from 8 PM until midnight.

The metro will operate from 7 AM to 11 PM.

πŸƒ New Guidelines for Exercise

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) have issued new guidelines for exercise and visits as it eases restrictions amid the Covid-19 pandemic and Ramadan.

When it comes to exercise, residents can exercise – near one’s home – for up to two hours, with a maximum of three people at any one time. Masks must be worn and social distance maintained.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Family Visits

Considering the advent of Ramadan and the social customs and traditions surrounding the Holy Month, members of the public are permitted to visit first and second degree relatives only.

Family visits should be restricted to not more than 5 people at a place at once. However, visiting high-risk individuals (individuals above 60 years and those with underlying medical conditions) should be avoided.

It is prohibited to hold any gatherings in public or private places including Ramadan tents and Majlises.

πŸ› Shopping Malls and Commercial Outlets

Shopping malls, markets and commercial outlets will be open daily to the public from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Children are not allowed.

Furthermore, restaurants and shops are allowed to operate at a maximum of 30% capacity at the shopping malls.


➑ COVID-19 cases in the UAE continue to grow daily by 500+ cases. Please refer to official statistics here.

➑ Please be aware that the majority of the COVID-19 cases do not show any symptoms. Please read here for further details.

➑ Easing Curbs Risk a Second Wave of Infections. Several countries experiencing a second wave of Covid-19, so extra vigilance required more than ever. Read more here



Official Sources

Please ensure to regularly check updates from the official government channels such as:

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DMCC is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and continues to take regular guidance from the Dubai Health Authority and UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention.

For the latest updates and guidance please visit here.


REMINDER: Protecting Yourself and Others @ MU

MODUL Dubai reminds and requests any member of MODUL who has recently travelled outside the UAE or has been in touch with a suspected or confirmed individual with COVID-19 to inform MODUL Dubai administration instantly to receive further guidance via the following address:
Considering the circumstances and in line with the Government directives, for all holders of the valid UAE residence visas and valid insurances, it is strongly recommended to avoid any travel unless it is urgently required.
In light with the KHDA directives, any students or staff members of MODUL University Dubai must declare their recent and upcoming travel arrangements and shall upon return to the UAE from ANY country self-isolate for the period of 14 calendar days irrespective of whether they have any symptoms or not.


COVID-19 Treatment in the UAE

In all cases of novel coronavirus in the UAE, patients are treated free of charge. Please ensure to cross check that your insurance cards (or e-cards) are valid and accurate. Please refer to the Dubai Health Authority website and official channels to learn more about it.

For any medical support or inquiry, please contact:

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πŸ“ž 800342


Stay home – be helpful, happy and healthy!


MODUL University Dubai
4th Floor, ONE JLT, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE
T. +971 4 510 1400
M. +971 52 646 1870