Dubai: In order to encourage people to take Covid-19 vaccine, Dubai restaurants have now begun offering discounts to customers who have been inoculated against coronavirus. According to an AFP report, three restaurants run by Gates Hospitality, are offering a 10 per cent discount to residents who have taken the first dose of a vaccine and 20 per cent for those who have taken two.Also Read - Direct International Flights From Bhubaneswar to Dubai to Start Soon: Check Details Here

In order to avail the discount, diners have to show proof of inoculation, such as a medical certificate. “Spread love, not Rona,” say social media fliers for three restaurants which have gone viral. Also Read - Covid Vaccines Not Working On Newer Omicron Sub-Variants, Finds Study

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While the move has been appreciated by many, some also criticised the stunt.

“There are two ways to look at it, either it’s another marketing stunt or a genuine motivation to get more people vaccinated,” said one tweet.

Amid a large-scale vaccination drive, The United Arab Emirates says it has already vaccinated some 2.5 million of its population of about 10 million, the second-highest rate globally after Israel. Health authorities in the nation have also released a list of the clinic where residents can now go to get a covid-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, Uber has announced that it will offer discounted rides to people looking to receive Covid-19 vaccination in the UAE, in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. The rides will commence from January 25 until February 8 for people of all ages and nationalities, Khaleej Times reported.