Marking the beginning of a New Year in grand style has remained a hallmark of the UAE and this year is no different.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced January 1, 2021, as an official paid vacation for workers in private and public sector establishments on New Year's Eve.
The Abu Dhabi Calendar, which keeps track of all the festivities in Emirate, said on Twitter, “Welcome the new year at @ZayedFestival with a fireworks show spanning over 35 minutes & breaking two Guinness World Records.
The new decree puts strict limits on movements on holidays and weekends from Dec. 21 till the Jan. 6 Epiphany holiday, with a slight easing on four weekdays.
The authorities also mentioned that private parties and gatherings would not be allowed, areas for the isolation of sick individuals must be provided and entry and exit routes at all facilities should be clearly marked using posters.
The penalties for private social gatherings that violate guidelines will be Dhs50,000 for those hosting or organising the gathering and Dhs15,000 for each attendee.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on Saturday approved the official holidays calendar for government and private sectors employees for 2021 and 2022.
Our Christmas tree has a knee. “A crooked tree for a crooked year” was my sales pitch when we spotted the bent ponderosa pine on the snowy downslope of Pike National Forest. First just my 6-year-old agreed, and then my wife, and finally
Gaza is overrun with Santas. Traditional Santas welcome children in shops and streets and offer them small gifts and sweets made by Palestinian women. Mobile Santas cruise the streets in open cars and lorries. There is no snow.
Jumeirah is one of the UAE’s most popular venues for New Year celebrations, and Nakheel is working closely with the Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality and RTA to prioritise safety and convenience, and ensure smooth traffic flow.