Video: UAE tourism camp operator fined Dh50,000 for illegal gathering – NewsFebruary 16, 2021
It was ordered to close for a month as well.
A tourism camp operator has been fined Dh50,000 for violating precautionary measures put in place to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Dubai Police announced it had ordered the closure of the camp for a month and penalised the organiser with the hefty fine.
.@DubaiPoliceHQ, in cooperation with @DubaiTourism & Commerce Marketing, shuts down a tourism camp for one month and issues the organizer a fine of AED 50,000 for organizing a gathering that is not in adherence to the precautionary measures. pic.twitter.com/5rYP6gZSXl
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) February 16, 2021
In a video posted on social media, revellers can be seen enjoying themselves without any regard for social distancing or other safety measures, as music blares over the speakers.
It is the latest in a series of crackdowns undertaken by the authority against violators of stringent health and safety measures that have been imposed across the country amid a surge in Covid cases.
Earlier this week, Dubai Police had issued another tour operator a fine of Dh50,000 for organising a desert camp without adhering to Covid-19 regulations.
Authorities in the emirate have clearly stated that organisers of gatherings that violate the restrictions will be liable to a fine of Dh50,000, while every guest will also be penalised and liable to pay Dh15,000 each.