Family gatherings and events organized in tents and homes to celebrate New Year’s Eve can only accommodate a maximum of 30 people, Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management said on Saturday.
Attendees are required to wear face masks at all times and practice social distancing and anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as coughing or fever must refrain from attending gatherings, the committee said.
Those hosting private social gatherings that violate the guidelines will be fined AED 50,000 ($13,613) and each attendee will be fined AED 15,000
Elderly people and those with existing health conditions have been advised not to attend social gatherings.
Inspections will continue to be held to ensure compliance, the committee added. More