Dubai-based luxury Bab Al Shams Desert Resort has begun offering 25% discount to customers who are vaccinated against Covid-19.

The discount is being offered on restaurants and hotel bookings for residents who have been vaccinated.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort hotel manager Ziad Sleiman said: “We would like to show our support to the government of UAE, particularly – Dubai Health Authority who is working tirelessly to get all UAE residents vaccinated and safe.

“We hope this move will incentivise people who are making the decision to get vaccinated and show our support for those who have taken the jab.”

The latest move follows the launch of nationwide Covid-19 vaccine programme by the UAE government.

Some restaurants and ride sharing apps are offering discounts to vaccinated customers.

Restaurants that are part of the Gates Hospitality Group are also giving a 10% discount to customers who have taken the first dose and 20% off  for the second dose, under the tagline “Spread love, not Rona”.

Last week, the Dubai Tourism temporarily suspended all the live entertainment activities in hotels and restaurants due to rise in coronavirus cases in the UAE.

Dubai’s media office had then tweeted: “During the last three weeks, Dubai Tourism have issued more than 200 violations of noncompliance with guidelines and closed down around 20 establishments.

“To ensure public health and safety, all entertainment permits issued will be on hold effective immediately. Dubai Tourism will continue to evaluate the progress with the health authorities.”