New Years

Penalties up to AED 50,000 for breaking New Years Eve Rules

2020 has certainly been the year of doing things differently. We have all had to deal with so many new and ever-changing rules that have been put in place to minimise the spread of Covid-19.

New Years Eve is no different, with a new set of rules which have just been announced. So if you’re planning to have a New Year’s Eve party on the 31st of December, you will need to make sure that you are fully aware of these new guidelines.

A new set of rules have been announced by the Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management which sets out precautionary measures for New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Fines Of Up To Dhs 50, 000

There are now a number of fines which have been put in place for anyone found to be in violation of the guidelines.

Private family and social gatherings with more than 30 people are prohibited.

Any party host that is found in violation of these rules will be fined Dhs50,000 and anyone in attendance of such party violating the people limit of 30, faces a fine of Dhs15,000!

The Dubai Media Office tweeted that inspections are set to be carried out on New Year’s Eve ‘to ensure compliance with these preventative measures and violators will face legal action and fines.

Furthermore, if you are having a social gathering, social distancing guidelines of one person per four sq. m of venue space should be observed.

The Committee also noted that face masks should be worn at all times and that any elderly people or those with chronic illnesses were advised not to attend any gatherings.

Of course, it’s needless to say that anyone experiencing symptoms such as coughing or fever should not attend such gatherings.

All of these rules apply to private gatherings.

If you’re planning to head on out to check the fireworks on New Years Eve instead, we have a list of the 5 best places to do so! Check it out here.

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