Dubai announces precautionary measures for New Year’s Eve celebrations
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Dubai announces precautionary measures for New Year’s Eve celebrations

Dubai announces precautionary measures for New Year’s Eve celebrations

Failure to wear a mask at indoor and outdoor events can attract a fine of Dhs3,000

Dubai New Year's Eve Covid-19

On Tuesday, authorities in Dubai announced precautionary measures that must be observed for New Year’s Eve celebrations in the emirate.

The rules were announced following a meeting of the emirate’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, chaired by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

During the meeting, Sheikh Mansoor approved the guidelines for New Year’s Eve celebrations in Dubai. Those who violate precautionary measures will face fines and penalties.

Wearing face masks is mandatory for all those attending events held indoors and outdoors. Failure to wear a mask carries a fine of Dhs3,000.

The public can watch New Year’s Eve fireworks displays organised by Dubai from 29 locations across the city.

The Supreme Committee said the community’s stringent adherence to Covid-19 precautionary guidelines, ongoing awareness campaigns and the public’s continued cooperation will help ensure the safety of citizens, residents and visitors.

“Dubai has continuously monitored local and global developments to take the decisive action necessary to protect the community and implement precautionary measures outlined by local and international health authorities,” said Sheikh Mansoor.

“Every member of the community should stringently observe the preventive guidelines in place, including wearing face masks and observing social distancing, to protect their families and others.”

In related developments, the number of visits to Expo 2020 Dubai has crossed the 8 million mark. To ring in 2022 at the Expo, there will be two of the world’s biggest DJs – Dimitri Vegas, who will perform at Jubilee Park from 11.30pm, and Armin Van Buuren, who will perform from 1:30am on January 1.

Read: Over eight million visits recorded to Expo 2020 Dubai

Meanwhile, officials in Dubai have stated that some venues at the Expo may also close temporarily for deep cleaning and sanitisation in response to positive cases detected by extensive workforce testing protocols, as well as for maintenance, private events and and in response to staff shortages.

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