AED 10,000 Fine for Organizing House Party, AED 5000 for Attendees

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A strict reminder to all that organizing parties in the house is still prohibited as per safety precautions set by UAE authorities. This is part of the instructions announced by the authorities in order to help avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Just recently, a woman who organized a party was Fined AED 10,000 and attendees as well as a musical band that was hired were also Fined AED 5,000.

According to the Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations at Dubai Police, Brigadier Jamal Salem Al-Jallaf, the violator was fined per resolution No. (38) for 2020 which states that a fine of AED10,000 is applicable to whoever invites or organises gatherings, meetings, private and public celebrations or being present in groups at public places or private farms.

Within the month, other people were also slapped with Fines and arrested for not following the safety rules. 2 managers and a DJ were fined after organizing a party of more than 100 guests. A man was also arrested for posting a video violating home quarantine rules as he went out for coffee despite sharing that he had the virus.

Below are social media posts from the official account of the Dubai Police about this report:

Dubai Police fine woman for organising house party in violations of COVID-19 precautionary measures

The Dubai Police have fined a woman for organising a private party with a musical while not complying with physical distancing measures or wearing facemasks; in violation of the resolution No. 38 of 2020 issued by the Attorney General of the United Arab Emirates on enforcement of penalties for violations following Cabinet Resolution No. 17 of 2020 to contain the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

Brigadier Jamal Salem Al-Jallaf, director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations at Dubai Police, said the violator was fined per resolution No. (38) for 2020 which states that a fine of AED10,000 is applicable to whoever invites or organises gatherings, meetings, private and public celebrations or being present in groups at public places or private farms.

He further confirmed that members of the band and guests were each slapped a fine of AED5,000 as per the same resolution.

Brig. Al-Jallaf reminded members of the public to strictly adhere to the precautionary measures announced by the local authorities, and to report violators via the (Police Eye) service on smartphones, or by contacting the Dubai Police Call Centre (901).