UAE announces rules for Union Day celebrations

The Ministry of Interior has released a list of rules that the public need to adhere to as they gear up to celebrate the 52nd Union Day over the weekend.

In a tweet, the ministry listed rules, most of them related to car decoration and traffic rules, adding that failure to follow them will result in penalties. 

Residents have also been reminded to celebrate responsibly by following the guidelines set by the authorities.

  • Do not block the vehicle's number plates or obstruct the view of the driver with the decorations
  • Do not change the original colour of the car, nor modify the engine
  • Do not cover the windows and windshields with stickers or sunshades
  • Do not participate in "marches and random gatherings"
  • Do not spray confetti or paint at people
  • Do not write "phrases or place inappropriate stickers on the vehicle"
  • Do not carry more than the permitted number of passengers
  • Do not let passengers sit on the vehicle's windows or sunroof
  • Do not block or disrupt traffic
  • Do not drive recklessly driving on internal and external roads
  • Do not raise the flag of any other country other than the UAE

Those caught violating the guidelines will face fines and their cars impounded, the ministry added.

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