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Ministry of Interior on Friday issues guidelines to follow during the 51st UAE National Day celebrations. Photo for illustrative purpose only Image Credit: Gulf News archive

Dubai: As the UAE’s 51st National Day is approaching, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced several rules that the UAE people need to follow while celebrating the annual occasion.

The Ministry of Interior on Friday tweeted ten rules, mostly about traffic and vehicles, that all aims to ensure the public health.

10 rules to follow

1. Marches and random gatherings are prohibited

2. Those celebrating National Day must abide by traffic rules and instructions of police personnel

3. Using a spray of all types is prohibited, whether by motorists, passengers, or pedestrians

4. Front or back number plate must not be effaced, vehicle colour may not be changed, and no blackout or windshield tinting is allowed

5. Writing any phrases or putting inappropriate stickers on the vehicle is prohibited

6. Vehicles may not carry passengers more than the authorised number, and no passenger may get out of the windows and open the sunroof of the vehicle at all times

7. Vehicles may not be equipped with any loud noise materials or have unlicensed additions to the engine structure or extensions that restrict visibility

8. Motorists are not allowed to disrupt traffic or block others’ roads

9. Reckless driving is not permitted on internal or external road

10. It is illegal to cover the side windows and front and rear windshields of the vehicle with stickers or place a front sunshade.

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Earlier last Friday, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced that UAE’s private-sector workers will be given three days of public holidays to mark Commemoration Day and the country’s 51st National Day. Employees will enjoy a four-day weekend from Thursday, Dec. 1, to Saturday, Dec. 3, and with Sunday, December 4 being a day off, employees will be back in the office on Monday, December 5.