With the five-day weekend fast-approaching, the Dubai authorities have issued some guidelines surrounding gatherings and celebrations for UAE National Day.

The Dubai Media Office announced via their official Twitter page that UAE citizens and residents some key guidelines they are urged to follow.

Caution has been issued to avoid large family gatherings, avoid crowded public places and to adhere to the official health and safety precautionary measures, which includes social distancing of two metres and wearing a mask at all times.


If family gatherings are to take place, a maximum of 20 people can attend and social distancing measures must be in place and a mask must be worn.

As of tomorrow, the UAE will enjoy a five-day weekend to mark Commemoration Day and UAE National Day.

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Commemoration Day

Commemoration Day honours the Emiratis who have sacrificed their lives to protect their country. On December 1, 2020, which falls on a Tuesday, there will be a day off, which is followed by UAE National Day (see below).

UAE National Day

Celebrating the unification of the seven emirates, there will two days off for UAE National Day on Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3.

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