COVID Event Guidelines in The United Arab Emirates

Our COVID Response

Maestra is learning, along with the rest of the world, the impacts of Covid-19 on our industry. We are closely monitoring and following the best practices and recommendations of local guidelines and the recommendations made by The World Health Organisation for event organisers. Furthermore, we have worked closely with qualified Health and Safety Experts to implement our own robust Covid-19 Health and Safety Policy to ensure the safety of our teams, clients, suppliers and wider public.

The UAE Opens to Live Events

There is no doubt that the United Arab Emirates is leading the way in the secure re-opening of its Live Events Industry. In the past week Dubai hosted the Dubai Cycling Challenge, closing down Sheikh Zayed Road – the main artery through the city – for a mass participation event held under strict Covid-19 protocols. Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena re-opened with a live show by British comedian Paul Chowdhry and US rock Bank KISS have announced a massive concert at Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm on New Year’s Eve. Maestra has been busy in producing and building projects across the Emirates all whilst adhering to strict Covid-19 regulations and guidance.

Event Guidelines

The Government of Dubai has issued the following set of guidelines to the organisers of live events, exhibitions, conferences and concerts in Dubai as part of plans to re-launch activities:

// A social gathering should not exceed 200 in a ballroom or 30 in a tent or temporary structure

// It should be ensured that space is big enough to maintain social distance of two metres at all times, and only five people or less should be seated on a table

// An event should not last more than four hours, and the venue should have proper ventilation

// Single use utensils and buffets should be avoided

// Surfaces and facilities must be constantly disinfected and sanitised

// Gifts should not be given to attendees

// You should not attend a social event if you have any respiratory symptoms or a fever

// If any symptoms arise guests should leave the event immediately

// Shaking hands should be avoided

// Elderly people and those with chronic diseases should avoid attending any events

// All precautionary measures should be followed during an event including mask wearing and social distancing

The UAE Event industry is bouncing back quickly with a solid calendar of live events and exhibitions scheduled for 2021. With a dedicated production facility and technical inventory in Dubai, Maestra is well positioned to support both local and international agencies in delivering world class projects in the United Arab Emirates. Furthermore, we have committed to developing and implementing Covid-19 safe working practices that prioritise the safety of our team, our clients and the wider public. For more information on the latest regulations in The Middle East or to discuss how we can help make your event Covid-19 secure, reach out to our team:

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