Planning a home gathering, wedding in Dubai? Know these COVID-19 guidelines

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Dubai: While Dubai allows the resumption of wedding receptions and social gatherings in hotels, lobbies, homes, tents and venues, authorities have put in place specific regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As part of the security measures, weddings or social gatherings in hotels, tents and venues must cap capacity to a maximum of 200 people, while houses are allowed to accommodate a maximum of 30 people, subject to respecting the rule of one in four people. square meters of room space.

Dubai authorities have stressed that a list of guidelines should be followed:

Participants are required to wear face masks at all times and may only remove them when seated at their table.

A maximum of five guests is allowed per table.

Customers should avoid sitting face to face and maintain a distance of more than 1.5 meters between them.

Tables should be placed at least two meters apart.

Avoid shaking hands, hugging, and kissing.

The duration of the wedding in halls, temporary places, houses and tents should not exceed four hours.

Seniors and those with chronic illnesses should be advised not to attend for their safety.

Anyone exhibiting symptoms such as cough or fever should refrain from attending the event.

What is the penalty for breaking the instructions?

The Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai has stipulated that violators will be held accountable for failing to follow the rules.

By law, a fine of 50,000 Dh is applicable to the host if more than 30 people are allowed in the house. A fine of 15,000 Dh for participants will also be imposed. Site inspection campaigns will be carried out to ensure people are complying with guidelines and precautionary measures.

In accordance with the message of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, that “everyone is responsible”, the authorities in Dubai have urged those attending weddings and at events to comply with precautionary measures to help COVID-19 curbside.

They stressed the importance of the cooperation of families in the implementation of security measures.

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