After hosting one of the most amazing Christmas celebrations in the world, Dubai is all set to host some of the most remarkable New Year extravaganzas. Considering how marvellous and world-famous Dubai’s new year celebrations are, sizable crowds are expected to gather in the city of Dubai. On top of that, the implementation of the new long weekend laws will coincide with the arrival of New Year 2022 in Dubai. Even when the dawn of a new year and the long weekend is upon us, the danger of Covid-19 and the forthcoming variants of the virus continues to loom. And with the new, highly infectious Omicron it is essential to take all possible precautionary steps to keep the infection spread in check.
This is why the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority of the UAE has established some stern guidelines to make sure the Covid-19 spread is kept at bay when people are immersed in welcoming the New Year 2022 in Dubai. The established guidelines are to be strictly followed as violations are chargeable with hefty fines. Since the current spread of the Omicron variant is not as bad as it was in the previous year, the restrictions are a little less stringent as compared to the previous year. However, every guideline must still be followed to the T.
Strict penalties have been put on violations of rules in place to control the spread of Covid-19 and the Omicron variant. Anyone who is found violating the precautionary rules set by the NCEMA in Dubai will face a penalty of AED 3000. The firework show for New Year’s Eve will be hosted at 29 different places in Dubai, which means that the aforementioned rules need to be strictly followed by all. The Omicron variant is found to be more infectious as compared to the previous mutations and hence extra precautions must be taken.
In the light of the recent Covid-19 variant spread, Abu Dhabi has taken it upon itself to establish some further restrictions and rules related to the New Year celebrations. The occupancy of all new year party venues has been reduced to 60% instead of 80% as suggested by the NCEMA. All attendees must download the Al Hosn application on their phones and have their vaccination details ready. Only fully vaccinated people can enter public spaces and take part in the events. Yet again, the attendees must produce a negative RT-PCR test report that is no more than 96 hours old.
The joy and excitement of welcoming the new year is something nothing can beat. But with a very dangerous threat like Omicron, it is incredibly important to follow all the guidelines set by the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority. In addition to that, you must make it your personal responsibility to maintain distance from other attendees and prevent the spread of Covid-19 amid the New Year celebrations in Dubai and the rest of the UAE. Always wear your mask properly and carry a personal sanitiser with you. Make sure that you wear the most secure N-95 face mask and maintain a proper distance from people. This will not only save you from paying hefty fines but also prevent infection. Omicron is spreading at an alarming rate and is soon expected to replace the Delta variant as the dominant global variant of the Covid-19 virus. Hence, make sure that your festivities do not bring along a new wave of the Covid-19 variant. Stay cautious, safe and wary of the potential threat while being on top of celebrating New Year 2022 in Dubai.