A warning was issued by Dubai Police on Thursday to spectators attending the Asia Cup cricket matches, which begin on Saturday at the Dubai International Stadium (August 27).
On August 27, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan square off in Dubai to start the Twenty20 Asia Cup, which will be played in the United Arab Emirates. That will set the stage for a heated confrontation between India and Pakistan the next day. More exciting contests are anticipated as Bangladesh tries to sneak up on its renowned competitors in the subcontinent. The sixth team will be Hong Kong, which took first place in the qualifying in Muscat.
Take the colors of your favorite team. the country’s flag. Remember to wear face paint. Arrive at the stadium well in advance. Whatever team plays, there will be long lines. The stadiums will be completely full. And it will be a lively mood. That’s the UAE Asia Cup for you.
There are numerous expatriate communities in the UAE. Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans, Bangladeshis, and Afghans make up a sizable portion of the nation’s foreign residents. They are enamoured with cricket. From August 27 to September 11, their national teams will compete in Dubai and Sharjah, and the stadiums will echo with loud chants and continual whistling. The India-Pakistan game on August 28 has sold out due to robust ticket sales. If you missed out, don’t worry. They will cross paths once more in the Super 4, and a third encounter in the championship game cannot be ruled out.
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Dubai Police set rules for Asia Cup 2022
The police advised spectators to enter the stadium solely with valid tickets in a message on Twitter, warning that re-entry would be prohibited if they left the stadium. Children older than four years old will need tickets. Three hours before the games, the gates will open.
The Dubai Police also recommended fans to use the approved parking spots rather than strewn-about parking their cars. The stadium is a no-smoking area, thus filming and flash photography are prohibited. People were warned by the authorities not to bring prohibited items inside the stadium.
List of restricted items:
- Selfie sticks, monopods, or umbrellas
- Illegal or toxic substances
- Radio communication devices or power banks
- Remote-controlled devices
- Political flags and banners
- Bikes, skateboards, and scooters
- Sharp objects
- Fireworks and flares
- Laser pointers
- Food and drinks
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