Covid: Crowded Dubai yacht party busted; Dh50,000 fine issued

Dubai - Video shows unmasked guests party without maintaining a safe social distance.



Screengrab from video shared by Government of Dubai Media Office.
Screengrab from video shared by Government of Dubai Media Office.

By Web Report

Published: Sun 7 Feb 2021, 5:32 PM

Last updated: Sun 7 Feb 2021, 5:45 PM

A crowded yacht party has been busted in Dubai.

The Dubai Police said the party on the yacht off Dubai saw unmasked guests party without maintaining a safe social distance.

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The police have issued a fine of Dh50,000.

The Dubai Tourism department has suspended the licence of the yacht operator for a month.

According to recent Covid safety rules issued by Dubai authorities, only first-degree relatives can attend weddings, social events and private parties. The maximum number of guests allowed has been capped at 10. The directive is applicable for events at homes and hotels.

Authorities in Abu Dhabi have banned private parties altogether, while Sharjah has capped the maximum number of guests at 20.


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