Please be advised that house parties are still forbidden in Dubai. A report from the Dubai police mentions that they have fined a woman for organising a house party with a band as she violated safety precautions. Guests did not comply with physical distancing measures or wear facemasks. The woman was fined with AED 10,000 and guests as well as the musical band were slapped a fined of AED 5000.
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We all need to remind ourselves that we are not yet free from this health crisis and that authorities are implementing strict social distancing rules for us to follow.
Below is the post from the Dubai Police:
Dubai Police fine woman for organising house party in violations of COVID-19 precautionary measures
The Dubai Police have fined a woman for organising a private party with a musical while not complying with physical distancing measures or wearing facemasks; in violation of the resolution No. 38 of 2020 issued by the Attorney General of the United Arab Emirates on enforcement of penalties for violations following Cabinet Resolution No. 17 of 2020 to contain the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.
Brigadier Jamal Salem Al-Jallaf, director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations at Dubai Police, said the violator was fined per resolution No. (38) for 2020 which states that a fine of AED10,000 is applicable to whoever invites or organises gatherings, meetings, private and public celebrations or being present in groups at public places or private farms.
He further confirmed that members of the band and guests were each slapped a fine of AED5,000 as per the same resolution.
Brig. Al-Jallaf reminded members of the public to strictly adhere to the precautionary measures announced by the local authorities, and to report violators via the (Police Eye) service on smartphones, or by contacting the Dubai Police Call Centre (901).
Below are posts shared by the Dubai Police on social media regarding this incident:
#News | Dubai Police fine woman for organising house party in violations of COVID-19 precautionary measures
— Dubai Policeشرطة دبي (@DubaiPoliceHQ) September 21, 2020