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Dubai: Planning to decorate your car for the UAE’s 50th National Day celebrations? Abu Dhabi Police has issued a list of directives that need to be followed to ensure road safety, starting from November 28 to December 6, 2021.

These include:

  1. Drivers and passengers should not use sprays at all
  2. Motorists should not drive any noise-making vehicles
  3. Don’t add anything to your vehicle that may affect visibility or safety (installing the flagpole).
  4. Don’t blur or cover the front or rear number plate, change the vehicle colour, and darken or tint the windshield
  5. Don’t carry passengers in undesignated places inside the car (the trunk of the pick-up vehicle)
  6. Don’t overcrowd vehicles or ride on top of vehicle roof
  7. Don’t throw waste items on public roads
  8. Don’t get off the vehicle on a public road or leave it on the road with its engine running.
  9. Don’t park your vehicle on side or main roads, bus stops and taxis, and don’t obstruct traffic in anyway whatsoever.
  10. Pedestrians should not cross the road from undesignated places.
  11. No horses and camels on public roads.
  12. No inappropriate writings or phrases on vehicles.
  13. Adhere to Covid-19 precautionary measures.

What are the COVID-19 rules for National Day celebrations?

Earlier this month, National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) had announced that only vaccinated people will be allowed to attend the UAE’s 50th National Day celebrations held across the country, at a capacity of 80 per cent.

People of all ages are allowed to attend the event, provided they have received a vaccine more than 14 days ago, and received a booster shot, or have a Green Pass status on their Al Hosn application.

People must also show a negative PCR [Polymerase Chain Reaction] test result, taken within 96 hours of attending an event and masks need to be worn at all times when in an area where other people are in close proximity.

This includes maintaining a physical distance of 1.5 metres. However, one family is allowed to sit or stand together without the need to maintain physical distance.