With the number of people afflicted with Covid-19 gradually decreasing and the government relaxing the social distancing norms, prominent restauranteur Sanjeev Nanda is of the opinion that Dubai is up for a summer boom in the months to come. According to him, the easing down of restrictions will provide the businesses with a much-needed boost.
“The new guidelines are more business-friendly. Although necessary for curbing the spread of disease, the previous restrictions were quite challenging, especially to those who are in restaurant business. They practically made the difference between profit and loss for a number of hotels and restaurants,” said Sanjeev Nanda.
He added, “The reduction in the mandatory distance between the tables is a boon for many business owners. Several smaller establishments struggled with the three-metre rule. The enhanced cap on seating capacity beams better business and an enhanced overall growth when it comes to restaurants and hotels.”
For the uninitiated, Dubai recently scrapped off its previously in place three-metre social distancing rule. According to the latest set of regulations, restaurants now have to maintain a distance of two metres between the tables. In addition to this, hotels can now accept weddings with as many as 100 guests.
“From a business owner’s point of view, every single metre of distance between the tables matters. The change of one metre can give an establishment’s profits a boost of nearly 20 per cent. That’s the difference between going from struggling hard to break even, to making a margin of profit,” said Sanjeev Nanda.
He also pointed out that the higher temperatures in summer are bound to drive customers inside, thus boosting the demand for dining indoors. “As a restaurant owner, I am extremely excited about the months to come. The hotels and restaurants in Dubai are up for a summer boom in the months to come,” the hospitality maven said.