UAE Eid Al Fitr 2021: $2,722 fine for gatherings, parties

Residents asked to report COVID-19 safety violations to the police

  
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure and entertainment hub, in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), will mark the occasion of Eid al-Fitr with a series of spectacular fireworks displays. Image Courtesy: WAM

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure and entertainment hub, in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), will mark the occasion of Eid al-Fitr with a series of spectacular fireworks displays. Image Courtesy: WAM

Eid Al Fitr gatherings and parties are banned in the UAE Capital, the Abu Dhabi Police have announced. This is a Covid safety measure.

The host of such gatherings will be fined Dh10,000 and each guest, Dh5,000, the police said on Tuesday.

On Monday, a top Dubai Police officer had said that gatherings of over five are banned in Dubai. Hosts of such parties would be fined Dh50,000, and each guest, Dh10,000.

The Abu Dhabi Police called on residents to comply with all Covid safety measures, including mask use and social distancing. Gatherings at home or farms or any public place are strictly banned.

The police urged residents to avoid social practices that pose a risk to the health and safety of residents.

Residents can report violations of Covid safety rules to 8002626.

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