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New Covid rules in UAE: How many people are allowed in vehicles?

Sahim Salim /Dubai
sahim@khaleejtimes.com Filed on August 21, 2021
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Dh3,000 fine specified for violating the rule on maximum capacity.


Authorities in the UAE have announced an updated list of fines for violating Covid safety rules. The penalties cover a wide range of measures, including the maximum number of people allowed in vehicles.

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The UAE Attorney-General has specified the maximum number of people allowed in cars, pick-up trucks, bikes and other vehicles. Motorists will be fined Dh3,000 for violating the limit.

Only the driver is allowed to be on a bike; while pick-up trucks can have a driver and a passenger.

Other vehicles can have a driver and two passengers.

Family members and their domestic help; and second-degree relatives are exempted from the above rule.

If there is just the driver in a vehicle, s/he doesn’t need to wear a mask. Family members, domestic help and second-degree relatives are also exempted from the mask rule while inside the vehicle.

Sahim Salim





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