The initiative offers a 10 per cent discount for customers who have had their first dose and 20 per cent for those who have had their top up dose.

Restaurants that are a part of the local Gates Hospitality group are taking part in the initiative which is titled ‘Spread love, not Rona’. The initiative has come about as a way to fight the Coronavirus pandemic without having to close doors completely, and is more vital than ever given that live entertainment in hotels and restaurants has been halted and hospitals are dealing with an influx in cases.

The UAE has already vaccinated around a quarter (or 2.5 million) of its 10 million population and proof vaccination is required to redeem the offer.

The news comes as the UAE has been added to the UK’s travel ban list, a move which is expected to heavily impact the local economy in the region, given that usually around 1.5 million Brits travel to the UAE each year.