After a long period of lockdowns and tight restrictions in Dubai, most were lifted on 27 May, and the remaining rules in place to ensure social distancing were lifted on 3 June. More information on the Dubai situation is available here. Dubai's evening curfew is no longer in place. Cinemas, malls and gyms can now fully reopen, and 100 percent of staff can return to offices.
By contrast, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has extended its partial lockdown indefinitely. During this time, movement of people and goods is partially restricted, and although residents can leave Abu Dhabi, everyone needs a special permit and a negative COVID-19 test before they are permitted to return.
The United Arab Emirates is preparing to host Expo 2020 Dubai. Originally due to start in October 2020, the global mega-event was postponed for one year in early May, and is now confirmed to run from October 2021 to April 2022.