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Feb. 04, 19 | 10:18 am

The Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia (AVOSA) released a reminder regarding dress codes for those attending the historic Papal Mass in Abu Dhabi.

AVOSA said that Papal Mass attendees are required to wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees.

“Please wear respectful clothing,” AVOSA said.

The UAE Papal Visit team also reminded the attendees of the prohibited items that will be confiscated at the security checkpoint if brought on the venue.

1- No lighters, matches or any other smoking and lighting equipment will be allowed inside the venue.

2- Weapons, sharp objects or anything that could be used as a weapon or to cut, thrust, or stab, or as a projectile, in particular long umbrellas and other unwieldy implements will not be allowed inside the venue.

3- Gas spray cans, corrosive, flammable substances, dyes, or receptacles containing substances which are harmful to health or are highly flammable will not be allowed inside the venue.

4- Bottles, cups, jugs, or cans of any kind as well as other objects made from plastic, glass or any other fragile, non-shatter proof or especially tough material or Tetra Pak packaging, hard cooler boxes will not be allowed inside the venue.

5- Tissue rolls, confetti, balloons of any sort and size, as well as large quantities of paper and/or rolls of paper will not be allowed.

6- Fireworks, flares, smoke powder, smoke canisters, smoke bombs, or other pyrotechnics will not be allowed.

7- Mechanically and manually operated instruments which produce an excessive volume of noise such as megaphones, vuvuzelas, hooters, gas-powered horns, or drums will not be allowed inside the venue.

8- Alcoholic beverages of any kind, narcotics, or stimulants will not be allowed inside the venue.

9- Laser pointers will not be allowed inside the venue.

10- Racist, xenophobic cause, charity, or ideological concern related materials, including but not limited to banners, signs, symobls, and leaflets, objects or clothing, which could impair the enjoyment of the event by other spectators will not be allowed inside the venue.

11- Cameras will only be permitted for private use and then only with one set of replacement or rechargeable batteries. Cameras intended for professional use, including video cameras or other sound or video recording equipment will not be allowed.

12- No animals allowed.

13- Computers or other devices used for the purposes of transmitting or disseminating sound, pictures, descriptions or results of the events via the internet or other forms of media will not be allowed inside the venue.

14- Any promotional or commercial, materials, including but not limited to banners, signs, symbols and leaflets, or any kind of promotional or commercial objects, material and clothing will not be allowed inside the venue.

15- Unwieldy objects such as ladders, stools, boxes, paperboard containers, large backs, rucksacks, suitcases, sports bags and chairs (except for folding chairs size 60cm x 40cm). “Unwieldy” is given to mean all objects which are larger than 25cm x 25cm x 25cm and which cannot be stowed under the seat in the Stadium

16- Small flags and banners that do not excel 1.5mm x 2m are permitted provided that they are made from material which is deemed “of low flammability”. No flagpoles.

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