For most people who stayed awake all through the eve of Christmas expecting Santa Claus to show up through the chimney in the UAE [United Arab Emirates], I hope you had a glimpse of Santa or better yet I hope you saw your gift?
Unlike other temperate regions, the Middle East, where we have the UAE as well has been known with its harsh weather realities, something that could melt the snow to let Santa, his Elves, and the reindeers come through their sleigh while we were all tucked up in bed. Or maybe we were just looking in the wrong direction. Perhaps Santa Claus showed up in different regalia in the UAE giving out slash to the fuel pump price from Petrol, down to Diesel, just so that the citizens have a worthwhile yuletide celebration.
In today’s article, I will briefly discuss how the government of the UAE has once again reduced the pump prices of both Diesel and Petrol for the wellbeing of its residents; likewise, would I share with you the directives on the New year eve celebrations and the corresponding fine pegged to defaulters.
Is there a fuel price slash in the UAE?
The government of the UAE has again looked out for its citizens by providing a reduction in the price of fuel for January.
The fuel price committee which reduced the price of fuel in the just concluded month of November has shown up again this December by providing a slash in both Diesel and Petrol purchase dropping by Dh0.12-0.13 per litre.
Super 98 fuel will cost Dh2.65 per litre, a drop of 12 fils from Dh2.77 in December 2021. Special 95 will cost Dh2.53 a litre, down 13 fils from Dh2.66 as seen in November.
E-Plus 91 will be priced at Dh2.46 per litre, down from Dh2.58 in December, while diesel will be priced at Dh2.56 per litre, down from Dh2.77 in December, a steep drop of 21 fils which is remarkable.
What guidelines were set ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebration?
Amidst the excitement of the yuletide season and the slash experienced in the fuel price for both Diesel and Petrol, the government of the UAE has sent caution to every one of its citizens on how to go about their celebrations.
The Dubai's Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management released instructions led by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, issued the precautionary steps on the orders of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai for New Year's Eve celebrations, which would include fireworks in 29 locations.
It was advised that people should ensure their masks are worn at all times, likewise should they keep social distance.
What are the sanctions to defaulters of the New Year’s Eve celebration?
For every law, you should expect punishment from defaulters. Hence it is no stranger that defaulters who fail to comply will be fined Dh3,000.00 according to Dubai Police.
The public has been provided 29 locations to possibly watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks displays organized by Dubai across the city, but must also comply with the safety measures set in place to curb and expunge the spread of the COVID-19 virus as intended by the government of Dubai.
Where can I get the COVID-19 booster or vaccine in Dubai?
Here are the COVID-19 vaccination centres in Dubai offering the Sinopharm and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, operated by Emirates Health Services (EHS) for your guide
1. Al Ittihad Tent is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Saturdays and Thursdays]
2. The Dubai Mall (Zabeel) is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
3. Al Lussily Health Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Can I book a vaccine appointment in Dubai?
Yes, you can book a vaccine appointment in Dubai, however, you must call the EHS hotline at 800 8877 to schedule a COVID-19 immunization appointment at an EHS facility.
You could also get an appointment by calling the toll-free number: (800) 8877 for further information, and get to choose either Arabic, by dialling 1, or for English, by dialling 2.
Afterwards, you can dial 1 to schedule an appointment after you've chosen your favourite language.
After that, you'll be scheduled for your COVID-19 immunization appointment.
I bet you see how Santa Claus got you covered in the UAE this year?
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