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Wedding organisers, guests in UAE face legal action for breaking Covid rules

Marie Nammour /Abu Dhabi Filed on September 10, 2020
uae wedding, covid19, rules, legal action, uae laws


Legal action was also taken against all the guests who attended and took part in the function.

A groom, his father and the father of the bride were referred to the emergencies, crises and disasters prosecution after they were found to be organising and celebrating a wedding in violation of prescribed rules to stymie the Covid-19 spread.

Legal action was also taken against all the guests who attended and took part in the function.

Also read: Covid-related violations, fines in UAE

The Abu Dhabi Police moved to a house where a wedding was being held in spite of the rules banning group gatherings and celebrations.

A Dh10,000 fine is imposed on anyone who organises, holds or invites others to a gathering or group celebration. 

A Dh5,000 penalty is slapped on any individual who attends such gatherings.

The police urged the public to strictly adhere to social distancing and avoid family gatherings, while complying with anti-Covid measures.

The police called on the public to cooperate by reporting gatherings and violations of the restrictions rules by calling the toll-free number 8002626, or texting to 2828 or e-mailing to for the safety of all the members of the society.


Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit university of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law college in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…

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