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Covid-19 in Dubai: Wedding Receptions and Social Events are Now Permitted

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Dubai-based bridal label Rami Al Ali White. Photo: Courtesy

Starting October 22, wedding receptions and other social events will be allowed to take place in Dubai, UAE. The announcement was made by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai on Sunday, October 18, and states that the events will be allowed to resume in Dubai hotels, halls, homes, temporary venues, and tents in residential areas.

As per the new regulation, hotels and similar venues are permitted to host gatherings of not more than 200 guests in each hall, while tents and residential homes can host a maximum of 30 people provided that a safe social distance of one person per four square meters can be maintained.

The committee headed by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also outlined a number of precautionary measures while stressing on the importance of families following these rules in the comprehensive safeguarding of public health in the UAE.

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The guidelines and conditions released by the committee for holding wedding receptions and social events include:

• Each hall is allowed to host a maximum of 200 people; homes and tents are allowed to accommodate a maximum of 30 people, so long as you allow a space of four square meters per person.
• Avoid shaking hands, kissing and hugging, and stick to non-physical greetings.
• Wear a face mask at all times, except when seated at a table.
• Guests should avoid sitting face-to-face and maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between each other.
• There’s a maximum of five guests per table, and tables should be placed two meters apart.
• Events shouldn’t exceed four hours.
• People with symptoms such as a cough or fever must refrain from attending, and elderly people and those with chronic conditions should avoid gatherings.

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