The violators were arrested when a video of the crowded party started circulating across social media platforms.
Dubai Police has arrested a DJ, the general manager and the marketing director of a tourism company for organising a party.
The party had been organised for 100 guests in a closed place. The act is an infringement 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 in the country.
Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations at Dubai Police, confirmed that they arrested the violators when a video of the crowded party started circulating across social media platforms.
“The organisers, who had not acquired necessary permission from competent authorities, clearly violated social distancing rules and the announced precautionary measures against coronavirus, and put the lives of many at risk,” he said.
The Director of Dubai CID further noted that resolution No. (38) for 2020 states that a fine of Dh10,000 is applicable to whoever invites or organises gatherings, meetings, and private and public celebrations or is part of groups at public places or private farms.
Brigadier Al Jallaf stressed that the Dubai Police will not tolerate violations announced to curb the spread of Covid-19. “These measures have been put in place to protect members of the community and curb the pandemic. We call upon all tourism companies, local businesses and community members to support the efforts meant to limit the spread of Covid-19, maintain social distancing measures
and refrain from organising or attending crowded events that could contribute towards the spread of the virus,” Al Jallaf added.
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