COVID-19: UAE announces guidelines for National Day, festive celebrations

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As we head into the festive season, the UAE government has called on everyone to follow the rules.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has released a list of guidelines as people gear up for National Day, Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The details were revealed during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Private gatherings and parties are not allowed, while it’s prohibited to hold celebrations at the workplace or distribute/ exchange celebratory gifts and food items

The rules recommend holding remote digital celebrations and also encourage reservations in advance for approved events lasting no more than 3-4 hours.

Concerts can be held only after receiving approval from the authorities.

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