Updated Fines for UAE Salons

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The UAE government has issued a list of updated fines for not complying with COVID-19 safety rules as of September 13th 2020.

The below fines apply to all hair, beauty, nail, and men's salon owners and employees across the emirates:

  • for retaking a COVID-19 test within two weeks without a valid reason
  • for misuse of chemicals for cleaning or pest control
  • for displaying, transferring, or storing cosmetic or pesticide products incorrectly
  • for breaking health and hygiene standards for employees in the workplace or at shared residence spaces
  • for breaching instructions to preserve health and to prevent the spread of communicable diseases
  • for not adhering to social distancing
  • for not disposing of temporary structures, clothes, luggage or other items that may be contaminated and cannot be disinfected
  • for visiting a healthcare facility unnecessarily
  • for violating curfew timings by the relevant authorities, except for employees of vital sectors
  • for the owner of a facility that fails to take appropriate public health measures in markets
  • for the driver of a vehicle with more than three unrelated people (up to second-degree relatives)
  • for not wearing a mask at a workplace. The employee will be fined Dh500 and the person in charge will be fined Dh5,000
  • for transporting goods in a vehicle unauthorised for that purpose. The vehicle will be impounded for a month
  • for the management of shopping centres, restaurants, pools or similar establishments that allow overcrowding
  • for refusing a medical test upon the order of authorities
  • for violating measures issued by the Ministry of Health and Prevent for persons arriving from countries affected by communicable disease
  • for failing to adhere to precautionary measures when transferring workers
  • for violating the capacity restrictions on transport
  • to the owner of a company where workers do not wear gloves or committing to a two-metre distance when leaving a vehicle. The worker will be charged Dh500
  • for organising public or private gathering. Participants to be fined an additional Dh5,000 each
  • for refusing to install or register a smart tracking application, failing to carry the electronic tracking device for home quarantine cases, and for losing or destroying the device. The offender will also bear the cost of damages to the device
  • for failing to notify authorities of a damaged or lost smart device within 24-hours
  • to the owner of a company and the driver of a private vehicle providing unauthorised transport of workers between emirates. The vehicle will be impounded for one month
  • for hacking the systems of these applications or smart devices, damaging, altering or illegally obtaining information from them. The offender will also bear the cost of damages
  • for opening an entity without thermal scanners
  • for holding private classes, with an additional Dh20,000 fine for host
  • for refusing mandatory hospitalisation, prescribed treatment, monitoring and re-examinations as requested by authorities. Officers may refer public authorities to enforce this decision
  • for not adhering to mandated home quarantine or quarantine at a facility as instructed by authorities
  • for failure to comply with quarantine instructions in a private quarantine facility
  • for educational institutions, cinemas, sports facilities, amusement parks, commercial centres, open air markets, parks, cafes, restaurants, shopping malls, or beaches or pools, or their equivalent who do not adhere to COVID-19 prevention measures set by relevant authorities in each emirate. The person in charge will be fined an additional Dh5,000


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