UAE Authorities Lay Strict Rules Ahead Of Eid Al Adha

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
UAE Authorities Lay Strict Rules Ahead Of Eid Al Adha

The UAE has put in place extra police protection and drones, to ensure safety ahead of Eid celebrations. Over 180 patrols would oversee traffic, while marine units will supervise beaches. Besides, authorities will also be on the watch out in public areas to ensure residents and citizens comply with the rules.

In addition, drones will be used to identify residents and Emiratis found breaking the safety measures. Violators will face fines of up to AED 3,000.

Rules To Follow During Eid Al Adha 2020

1. Pray At Home

Worshippers in the UAE have been asked to offer Eid prayers at home this year. The Eid Takbeer will be broadcast through various mosques in the UAE on the morning of the Eid.

“During the Eid Al Adha break, it is preferable to avoid family gatherings. Use social media and telecom tools to communicate during the holidays,” authorities said on 22 July. In addition, a list of other guidelines were also given. Mosques will operate at 50% capacity, and a physical distance of two meters must be maintained between worshippers. Prayer timings will be adjusted between Azan and Iqama to 10 minuets for all prayers except for Maghrib prayer which will be 5 minutes, as of 3 August.

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2. Donations

Donations and sacrifices should be to official charitable causes in the country only. Residents and Emiratis can donate through charitable societies, authorities, such as the Red Crescent, through smart apps, or through abattoirs determined by local authorities as safe. Also, this year’s Hajj will be very different-here’s how. 

3. Family Gatherings

The National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) urged residents to avoid family gatherings and celebrate through virtual means. Furthermore, gifting must also be done though virtual modes, to eliminate risks of infection. Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai police have announced a fine of AED 10,000 for those organising gatherings – and a fine of AED 5,000 for each of the participants attending them. Meanwhile, here’s the Full List Of Updated Fines In The UAE.

4. Follow Precautionary Measures

Special celebrations in homes, farms or large gatherings, and meet-ups must be avoided. It is also vital to avoid handshakes, in addition to the use of disposable dishes and cutlery. Lastly, hugging, or wishing other through any form of physical touch must be avoided.

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