Camping of any sort including tents and caravans in all regions of Fujairah has been temporarily prohibited as a precaution.
24 November 2020| Last updated on 24 November 2020
Any campsites or tents found in Fujairah will immediately be removed or demolished, and the violator will be fined.
If you're considering a local getaway over the UAE National Day long weekend, we've got some important news to keep in mind!
Camping is now banned in Fujairah in an effort to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
Local news agency UAE BARQ reported that the Emergency, Crises and Disasters team decided to "ban camping of any kind, including tents and caravans in all regions of the emirate."
"In the event of non-compliance, the concerned authorities will remove these camps and refer the violators to the competent authorities," added UAE BARQ.
Major-General Mohamed Ahmad bin Ghanem Al Kaabi, Commander-in-Chief of the Fujairah Police, said: "Fines and stringent penalties will be slapped against violators. Any tent, camp or caravan will be demolished or removed with immediate effect."
Local authorities in the Emirate will launch inspection routines to ensure everyone's adherence to the decision.
Camping is also banned in Ras Al Khaimah
In addition, Ras Al Khaimah authorities announced a ban on all types of camps to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.
RAK's municipality and local police will be inspecting the wildlife areas to verify the public's adherence to the ban.
UAE reports 1,310 new Coronavirus cases, 683 further recoveries and two deaths.
The total cases now stands at 161,365, out of which over 150,000 successfully recovered. There are currently 10,545 active Covid-19 cases.