Eid parties of more than five people banned by Dubai Police
Eid parties of more than five people banned by Dubai Police

AED100,000 fines for using fireworks during Eid

The UAE’s Public Prosecution has warned residents they face fines of up to AED100,000 for illegal use of fireworks during Eid.

The Public Prosecution posted a video on Twitter urging residents to stick to the UAE’s fireworks laws. And they warned those caught could be hit with a fine of up to AED100,000.

The video also reminded residents that the sale of firecrackers is illegal. Firecrackers can be a common sight during Eid.

Fireworks are considered to be an explosive material and need ‘regulatory approval.’

“Under Article 54, any person trading in, importing, exporting, or manufacturing firecrackers or getting them into or out of the country without a licence, shall be imprisoned for not less than one year and be fined not less than Dh100,000 or either of the said punishments,” officers said.

Official fireworks displays

There are plenty of options, however, if you want to celebrate Eid with a fireworks display.

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island is hosting a series of firework displays for Eid Al Fitr.

And they’ll be live-streaming them if you can’t get close to the action. The action will take place above the Yas Bay waterfront and you can tune in via the Yas Island Instagram account.

The UAE has confirmed the Eid Al Fitr holidays for the public sector starting from the 29th day of Ramadan. This is likely to mean Eid starts on Tuesday, May 11.