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More than 13,000 fined for littering in UAE

 

DUBAI – Litterbugs numbering 13,280 in Ras Al Khaimah were fined Dh500 each for throwing trash on roads, tourist areas and natural hotspots, authorities said.

Abdullah Hamad Al Shehi, manager of Ras Al Khaimah’s Department of Public Works, said the number is significantly higher than 9,564 violators caught in 2018.

“A growing number of visitors and tourists flock to the emirate, but some just turn a blind eye on the garbage they leave behind,” he said.

Among the violations include throwing trash out from car windows and burying used barbecue coal in the sand.

“These practices cannot be tolerated because of their negative impact on the environment,” the official said.

Al Shehi said that Ras Al Khaimah has boosted police presence with 48 patrols across the emirates daily to catch violators. He also encourage the public to report violators to 8008118.


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