Dubai Now Allows Weddings of Up to 200 Guests
Weddings in Dubai can now host a maximum of 200 guests for hotels and halls, and 30 guests in residences and tents
18 October 2020
What comes as great news for those looking to tie the knot in Dubai, the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management authorities have now allowed larger wedding celebrations.
Following a months-long ban of weddings in Dubai due to the Covid-19 pandemic, wedding receptions can be held in hotels, halls, residential homes, tents in residential areas, and other venues across the emirate.
The official decision enables residents, visitors, and UAE Nationals in Dubai to celebrate their nuptials, as long as the precautionary measures against the virus are strictly followed and maintained.
Here's a list of Covid-19 safety guidelines that those intending to host a wedding reception must adhere to:
- Each hotel or hall is allowed to host a maximum of 200 people
- Tents in residential areas and residential homes are allowed to accommodate a maximum of 30 guests (subject to compliance with the rule of one person per four square metres of venue space)
- All attendees and staff (if any) are required to wear face masks at all time, which can be removed only when seated at their tables
- Maximum five guests are allowed per table
- Guests should avoid being seated face-to-face
- Attendees must maintain a distance of more than 1.5 metres between each other
- Tables should be placed at least two metres apart from each other
- Event duration should not exceed four hours
- Elderly people and those with chronic conditions or live with people who have chronic conditions should be advised not to attend weddings
- Anyone who is experiencing symptoms such as coughing, or fever must refrain from attending a wedding
According to the Supreme Committee, the guidelines listed for wedding celebrations must be enforced as they are aimed at safeguarding the community's safety.
Those caught violating these protocols will be held accountable for not adhering to the safety rules.
Authorities are sparing no effort to protect the safety of citizens, residents, and visitors, as the guidelines are crucial in reducing the spread of the outbreak in Dubai.