DUBAI: Dubai restaurants have begun offering discounts to customers who have been inoculated against coronavirus, amid a vaccination drive as the emirate seeks to fight the pandemic without closing its doors.
The UAE says it has already vaccinated some 2.5 million of its population of about 10m, the second highest rate globally after Israel.
“Spread love, not Rona,” say social media fliers for three restaurants run by Gates Hospitality, offerings a 10pc discount to residents who have taken the first dose of a vaccine and 20pc for those who have taken two.
Diners must show proof of inoculation, such as a medical certificate, to get the discount. While some people welcomed the move, it raised eyebrows on social media.
“There’s two ways to look at it, either it’s another marketing stunt, or a genuine motivation to get more people vaccinated,” said one tweet.