Video: UAE tourism camp operator fined Dh50,000 for illegal gathering

Photo: Dubai Media Office/Twitter
Photo: Dubai Media Office/Twitter

Dubai - It was ordered to close for a month as well.

By Web report

Published: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 2:53 PM

Last updated: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 3:17 PM

A tourism camp operator has been fined Dh50,000 for violating precautionary measures put in place to limit the spread of Covid-19.


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Dubai Police announced it had ordered the closure of the camp for a month and penalised the organiser with the hefty fine.

In a video posted on social media, revellers can be seen enjoying themselves without any regard for social distancing or other safety measures, as music blares over the speakers.

It is the latest in a series of crackdowns undertaken by the authority against violators of stringent health and safety measures that have been imposed across the country amid a surge in Covid cases.

Earlier this week, Dubai Police had issued another tour operator a fine of Dh50,000 for organising a desert camp without adhering to Covid-19 regulations.

It has also busted a private house party, yacht parties and an illegal gathering at an establishment in recent days.

Authorities in the emirate have clearly stated that organisers of gatherings that violate the restrictions will be liable to a fine of Dh50,000, while every guest will also be penalised and liable to pay Dh15,000 each.

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