H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced precautionary measures for New Year's Eve celebrations in the emirate. The announcement comes under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the emirate's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management.
Members of the public are being urged to continue abiding by COVID-19 precautionary measures to protect themselves and the community. The Committee noted that stringent observance of preventive guidelines is vital to maintain the progress Dubai has achieved in combating the pandemic.
The community's stringent adherence to COVID-19 precautionary guidelines has been key to Dubai's exceptional success in containing the pandemic. The emirate's ongoing awareness campaigns and the public's continued cooperation will help ensure the wellbeing of all citizens, residents and visitors.
The Committee's latest meeting reviewed the preparations for New Year's Eve celebrations and the roles of various task forces. The meeting also approved preventive measures and guidelines for the celebrations.
H.H. Sheikh Mansoor said the concerted efforts of frontline authorities and the integrated plan to curb the pandemic combined with the steadfast cooperation of the public has enabled Dubai to curb the spread of the virus. He added that strong preventive protocols continue to be enforced as part of the Government of Dubai's efforts to protect citizens, residents, and visitors.
Every member of the community should stringently observe the preventive guidelines in place, including wearing face masks and observing social distancing, to protect their families and others.
Wearing face masks is mandatory for all those attending events held indoors and outdoors. Those who violate precautionary measures will face fines and penalties. Failure to wear a mask carries a fine of AED3,000.
New Year's Eve fireworks displays can be watched from 29 locations across Dubai, which give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the celebrations in a safe, secure and socially distanced environment.