From parties to social distancing: UAE announces list of fines for breaking coronavirus restrictions

Penalties were announced by the UAE Attorney General and cover a multitude of violations


The UAE Attorney General, Counselor Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, on Friday, March 27 announced a new set of fines for those violating directives from the government regarding measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to a report by The Khaleej Times website.

Under resolution No. (38) for 2020, under cabinet decision No. 17 of 2020, the fines include:

AED50,000 ($13,614) fine for refusing to follow instructions regarding home quarantine.

AED50,000 fine for patients refusing to go to hospital to take medication once instructed by a medical professional.

AED50,00 fine for companies or administrations which refuse to close public places, including shopping centres, malls, markets, gyms, public swimming pools, cinemas, clubs, parks and restaurants.

AED500 fine for people caught visiting public areas.

AED10,000 fine for organising social gatherings, meetings, parties and any celebrations with multiple people.

AED5,000 fine for attending social gatherings and public celebrations.

AED1,000 fine for not wearing medical masks indoorsif you are suffering from chronic diseases and those with flu symptoms.

AED1,000 fine for unnecessary visits to hospitals and other health facilities.

AED1,000 fine for allowing more than three persons in vehicle.

AED1,000 fine for not maintaining social distancing while walking.

AED2,000 fine for leaving home with no important work or a genuine reason.

AED3,000 fine for not burying or transporting a deceased coronavirus victim according to strict provisions

New website

Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has launched a new website through which residents can request permission to leave home during the National Sterilisation Programme for essential purposes, it was announced on Saturday.

The website – – allows people to request permission to go out during the sterilization campaign, which will take place daily over the weekend between 8 PM and 6 AM through the morning of Sunday, March 29.

Only people who have registered on the website and received approval will be allowed to leave home.

However, those working in vital fields – such as energy, communications, medical, police, army, pharmaceuticals, electricity, water and media – will be allowed to go out without registering, although they should carry Emirates ID and work ID to present for verification.

To register, users will need to register their phone number, after which they will receive an OPT code via SMS to complete the process.

Users will be asked to enter their Emirates ID, car registration, details of their purpose and destination and time of trip.

Once the process is complete, users will receive an SMS confirming registration.

Authorities have called on residents to comply with the directives and has warned that those who do not face legal repercussions. More

By Staff