Consulting in the Middle-East has been booming in the past 5 years (most companies growing at double digits annually) mainly due to large governemntal projects (e.g., Vision 2030 in Saudi) - This makes the Middle-East consulting business more resilient than europe or other regions because those governmental projects simply cannot stop (and consulting fees are minimal vs. the overall governments investments value).
I can tell based on my current situation that RfP are still floating (at a reduced rate, but they are still comin), public sector is still working (more hectic than before because the deadlines to meet 2020 targets are getting closer) and life is as hectic as the usual (only difference is that you are enjoying the busy life from the comfort of your own home office)
Simply said, consulting companies are cautious in terms of recruitment because now thay can't keep bringing in tens of new consultants every months due to the uncertainty of the market, however business is still plenty. No need to worry.
If you have more questions regarding consulting in the Middle-East, or regarding a specific company's office in Dubai feel free to reach out.