On 30 April 2020, Saudi officials lifted the ban on traveling to and from the city of al-Qatif. Saudi authorities cited success in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in the city as the reason for the action. However, officials maintain a curfew for residents from 1700 to 0900 local time (1400-0600 UTC).
In the United Arab Emirates, officials in Dubai closed approximately 20 stores in the city for failing to adhere to social distancing measures, which are a condition for reopening. Additionally, officials levied fines on two establishments and warned 165 other retail establishments to follow social distancing measures imposed to control the spread of COVID-19