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UAE Weddings and Private Events: Covid-19 Rules Eased

Wondering what are the latest rules for weddings, receptions and other private gatherings held at home in the UAE?

Posted on

19 October 2021

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Clarice Awa

Editor Clarice Awa at ExpatWoman
Latest UAE rules on weddings and private events

The latest UAE rules to know if you're planning a wedding during Covid-19.

Whether you're planning a wedding or a private gathering in the UAE, it's important to be aware of the country's latest Covid-19 rules and what it would mean for your event, specifically your guest count, location, health requirements, what you are not allowed to do, etc.

As of this week, the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) eased restrictions imposed for private parties, gatherings, and weddings held at home. The maximum guest capacity for such events has been revised, increasing it to 80 per cent max capacity or maximum 60 guests in attendance.

On Tuesday, October 19, officials tweeted, "To advance our gradual return to a new normalcy, we are announcing an updated protocol on gatherings, weddings and funerals held at homes."

Private gatherings at home in the UAE, including weddings, funerals, etc., are allowed to have no more than 10 service staff.

Maximum 10 people are allowed to sit together per table.

All guests must have be Covid-19 vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the event, and their Al Hosn app must show a 'green' status.

Attendees who are not vaccinated must take a Covid-19 PCR test and have a negative result within 48 hours before the event.

Officials also cautions attendees to maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres.

NCEMA added: "The #UAE‘s crisis management model has become a unique example in proactive measures to avoid risks."