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Eid Al Fitr in the UAE: Latest Covid-19 Safety Measures

UAE officials urge residents and Emiratis to opt for online Eid Al Fitr celebrations for 2021 to help limit the spread of the virus

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5 May 2021

Last updated on 5 May 2021
Eid Al Fitr in the UAE 2021: Covid-19 Rules and Safety Measures

UAE residents and citizens are advised to observe these health and safety rules during Eid Al Fitr

As UAE officials confirmed that the Eid Al Fitr 2021 celebrations will take place from Tuesday 11 May to Shawwal 3 (expected to fall on Saturday 15 May), authorities continued to urge the public to take precautionary measures.

While a growing number of the UAE population are getting vaccinated, there is still more to do. It is important that everyone continues to follow safety measures during the Eid holidays to help keep us all safe and give us the best chance in reducing the spread.

Here are the latest Eid Al Fitr Covid-19 guidelines to keep in mind from the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA).

Current Covid-19 guidelines for Eid Al Fitr

Updated as of 05 May 2021

  • Try to avoid gathering with people outside of your household to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, said Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri, official spokesman of NCEMA.
  • Food should not be exchanged with friends, neighbours, and extended family members outside of your own household.
  • Everyone must wear face masks and follow physical distancing if celebrating with at-risk groups, such as the elderly and people with chronic illnesses.
  • Consider virtual Eid Al Fitr greetings with friends and loved ones.