Abu Dhabi Updates Rules For Social Events: 60% Occupancy Allowed In Weddings And Ceremonies

by Shrestha Purkayastha 955

Abu Dhabi has announced that venues holding social events like as weddings, funerals, and family gatherings will be filled to 60% capacity. With the release of the new Covid-19 variation, Omicron, and the start of Abu Dhabi’s event season, the Department of Culture and Tourism has updated its guidelines and limits to include both indoor and outdoor events, as well as weddings. The impending public space Jubilee celebrations, Formula 1 and Yasalam After-Race Concerts, Mother of the Nation Festival, and Mubadala Tennis Championships will all be affected by these changes. Allow us to assist you throughout:

Indoor Events And Exhibitions

1. Event capacity shall not exceed 80% of the site’s maximum capacity.

2. Tourists having a negative PCR test acquired within 48 hours can now access the event. There is no need for a Green Card.

3. The Green Pass, EDE scanning at the entrance, and the facemask requirement For citizens and residents, a negative PCR test acquired within 96 hours remains in place.

Picture Credits: Conde Nast Traveller Middle East

Outdoor events

1. A valid Green Card, EDE scanning, and facemasks are still required.

2. However, there are no requirements for PCR testing or capacity caps.

Picture Credits: Gulf News

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1. The capacity of indoor weddings held in ‘halls’ is regulated at 60%. (with a maximum of 100 people)

2. Capacity for outdoor weddings is limited to 60%. (with a maximum of 300 people)

3. The capacity of indoor weddings held in a ‘home’ is limited to 60%. (with a maximum of 60 people)

Gulf News

Meanwhile, once the World Health Organization labelled Omicron a coronavirus variety of concern, countries all over the world have hastened to restrict their borders to African countries. Infections have been found in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, Italy, and the Czech Republic as a result of the new strain, which was initially known as B.1.1.529. Many countries throughout the world, particularly those in the Gulf region, have imposed travel restrictions to protect public health and limit the spread of the strain.

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Due to the same fears, the UAE has banned travellers from seven southern African countries from entering the country. Passengers who have travelled through South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Botswana, or Mozambique in the last 14 days would be affected by the decision.