Dubai: Dubai residents can apply a one time permit every three days to go out and buy groceries or medcines, a Dubai Police official told Gulf News on Thursday.
In an update on the Dubai Permit website, Dubai Police said residents can apply for the ATM cash withdraw permit once every five days.
“There is a new update in the system for people to get the movement permit in Dubai. People who want to withdraw money can get one permit every five days. People who apply for a permit to buy food or medicines can get one permit every three days,” the official told Gulf News.
Residents who wish to go out on essential trips during the sterilisation restrictions must apply for a movement permit in line with the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management’s directives to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The online system requires residents to state their reason for going outside, even in cases of emergency.
It also requires people to fill in details like their nationality, job, phone number, ID number and car licence plate number if they are driving or mention any sort of transportation being used.
“Cash withdrawals should be made from near the person’s home and the trip not take more than one hour,” the official added.
Applicants also have to state the specific location they want to visit and mention the time they expect to leave and return home.
The system then texts the person concerned to say whether the application was successful. A specific time window is also provided, within which they can move around.
How to apply for a permit
Log on to https://dxbpermit.gov.ae/permits
Call hotline 800 737648