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Dh50,000 fine announced for crowded parties in Dubai

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No more than 30 people are allowed to gather at events in home.

Residents in the UAE will be allowed to resume celebrating social gatherings, as long as they strictly observe the Covid-19 precautionary measures in place.

According to an advisory issued by the Dubai Media Office, violators of these measures will be subject to stiff fines.

No more than 30 people are allowed at social gatherings in home. Offenders will be liable to a fine of Dh50,000 for the host and Dh15,000 for every attendee of such an event.

A maximum of 200 people are allowed at gatherings organised in halls, hotels and tents, such as weddings, social gatherings and other community events.

Those looking to host or attend social gatherings must comply with the following rules:

> All attendees of home gatherings must maintain the rule of one person per four square metres of venue space.

> Attendees should refrain from all physical contact, including handshakes, hugs and other traditional greetings. They must restrict themselves to non-contact greetings only.

> Attendees must wear their face masks at all times. These can be removed only when guests are seated at their table.

> Only five guests (maximum) are allowed per table.

> Guests should avoid sitting face-to-face or in close proximity to others. They must maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from other attendees at the gathering.

> Tables should be placed at least two metres apart from each other.

> The duration of events at halls, hotels, homes, temporary venues and tents should not exceed four hours.

> Elderly people and those with chronic conditions are advised not to attend social functions.

> Any person experiencing symptoms such as coughing, or fever should avoid attending gatherings.

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