Dubai New Year’s Eve Guidelines: Pay A Fine Of AED 3000 For Not Wearing Masks In Public Places

by Deeplata Garde
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For the first time, the UAE reports over 1,000 cases. The UAE announced its first omicron case earlier this month. There is a rise in cases since 6th December. There has been a significant uptick from the start of the month when daily instances had lowered than 50. Like every year, you can witness impressive fireworks and light shows on New Year’s Eve in Dubai. Burj Khalifa will stage the Eve of Wonders and there is also a new laser feature making its debut at The Dubai Fountain. To discourage mass gatherings, spectacular pyrotechnics will light up the skies at several locations in Dubai. However, you must wear the mask at all times on New Year’s Eve or you have to pay a penalty of Dh3,000.

The outbreak comes only weeks after the UAE announced the first case of the highly transmissible omicron strain. Although the government has recognised an increase in incidence, hospitalizations remain minimal. As per preliminary data from trials in the UK and South Africa, omicron seems to be less likely to place patients in the hospital than the delta strain.
Covid-19-related deaths are uncommon in the UAE. There are no fatalities have been recorded after December 21.

Also Read Your Ultimate Guide To Where Vaccinated & Non- Vaccinated Residents Can & Can’t Go In Dubai & Abu Dhabi

5 Safety Rules, Measures That Have Been Tightened

1. Green Pass Protocol

It is mandatory to have a green pass on the AlHosn app for the visitors and employees of Federal, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah Government Departments.

When a fully vaccinated resident who has taken the booster dosage (if required) receives a negative PCR test result, the pass is active for 14 days. After 14 days, the status becomes grey and can only be revived by doing another PCR test.

2. PCR Test Every Week For Abu Dhabi Government Employees

Employees in Abu Dhabi’s government and private sector would be subjected to an obligatory PCR test every seven days.

3. Abu Dhabi Has Implemented New Border Controls

Those travelling to Abu Dhabi from within the UAE must complete a basic, quick EDE scan using a mobile device.

4. The Parades At Expo 2020 Have Been Cancelled.

The big event has increased the number of on-site PCR testing labs to four. All nation pavilion personnel will now receive free testing. Public events, such as parades and wandering entertainment, have been temporarily halted.

5. Restrictions On Travel

Since December 17, all inbound flights to the UAE for national and international carriers, as well as transit passengers from Congo, have been blocked.


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The UAE has avoided limitations, unlike most major cities across the world. Keeping the doors open has brought a range of commercial and athletic events to the UAE. It has helped gain a faster-than-expected economic recovery, particularly in Dubai. The commerce and tourist powerhouse that is presently hosting Expo 2020.



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