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Dubai issues new rules for home gatherings, parties


DUBAI – Starting on January 27, Dubai authorities are limiting the number of people who can attend gatherings, including weddings ad private parties.

The new rule by the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management came after Dubai continued to record a high number of violations of its preventive measures against Covid-19.

The rule applies to events at hotels and other public places, as well as home gatherings.

New rule for Dubai weddings

For weddings, a maximum of 10 people can attend, and only first degree relatives are allowed, which includes the bride and groom’s parents, siblings or children.

Violators will be subject to a Dh50,000 fine for organizing events that violate Covid-19 rules, while participants will be fined Dh15,000 each.

Meanwhile, a new directive from Dubai Tourism has stopped all live entertainment at hotels and restaurants “until further notice”. All permits for entertainment will also be put on hold.

Non-essential surgery at all Dubai hospitals is also suspended until February 19.

According to Dubai Media Office, the decisions to tighten its precautionary measures are to ensure public health and safety. ICA/Expat Media

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