Arabian Business, Thursday, May 21, 2020 | Ramadan 28, 1441
Dubai Economy shuts down visa, residency centre for violating Covid-19 guidelines
A branch of Amer Centre, the visa and residency firm, has been shut down
in Dubai over a failure to comply with Covid-19 precautionary measures.
The Amer Centre in Riggat Al Buteen was shut down by the Commercial Compliance &
Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in Dubai Economy in co-operation with the
General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).
Dubai Economy said Amer Centres are private facilities providing various visa
and residency services as authorised by GDRFA.
The violations detected at the centre in Riggat Al Buteen included exceeding the
30% staff limit permitted, non-installation of thermal scanners for customers,
not displaying physical distancing stickers and failure to ensure distancing in
Dubai Economy urged all service centres to adhere to the precautionary
guidelines, such as wearing masks and gloves, ensuring physical distancing and
displaying related stickers, installing transparent barriers between employees
and customers, and keeping number of employees and customers within 30% of the
Dubai Economy also called on consumers to report any non-compliance to the
Covid-19 precautionary guidelines via the Dubai Consumer App available on Apple,
Google, and Huawei stores, by calling 600545555, or on the Consumerrights.ae