Slap fighting now officially a new combat sport

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Here is a list of things you probably did not know could get you in big trouble:

10. Picking a fight at the station or on the train. Causing a public disturbance will earn you a fine of AED100 and quite possibly some scratches or a black eye (not to mention the dent to your ego).

9. Putting your feet up on the seats. Seriously, where are your manners? If you don’t know this is rude, then at least know that if you do this on the Metro you’ll be fined AED100.

8. Hanging out at Metro stations. Standing or sitting in non-passenger areas is not allowed and if you are caught, better get your AED100 ready.

7. Using Dubai Metro parking areas as your personal parking spot. Parking your vehicle in areas designated for metro users for more than 24 hours will earn you a fine of AED100 per day and up to AED1,000.

6. Hide those kakanins and don’t even think about passing around those leaflets. Selling or promoting goods and commodities on the train or at the station is prohibited. Offenders will be fined AED200.

5. Ignoring inspectors or instructions of authorized Roads and Transport Authority personnel. They are just doing their job so treat them with courtesy (unless you think they’re being unnecessarily rude, then file a complaint because courtesy goes both ways). There’s a AED200 price tag for your snub.

4. Sleeping. Yes, if you’re caught in the land of nod on the train or anywhere at the Metro station, then you are sure to wake up to a fine of AED300.

3. Using a fake card. Forging a card may cost you nothing, except probably your conscience, your honor and a very genuine AED500 when you are caught.

2. Packing up a survival kit for The Walking Dead. Yes, you will need those weapons or sharp objects just in case a horde of zombies come running your way, but you don’t need them on the Metro. Unless you want to get fined a hefty AED1,000.

1. Dressing in drag. Two cross-dressing Filipinos were caught by police at a Dubai Metro station. The duo were jailed for a month and then deported. Don’t let this happen to you.

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Slap fighting now officially a new combat sport

It is now official. Slap fighting, or knocking out your competitor with a strong slap on the face, is now a new combat sport.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White launched on Friday (November 11) the Power Slap, a new sport focused on open-handed striking.

White said Power Slap will feature competitors from around the world to compete on stage and showcase their “power, technique and resolve”.

“I’ve been working on this since 2017. I saw some footage of slap fighting on social media and I was instantly hooked. From the first day I saw it, I felt like this could be big,” White said.

White formed the sport Power Slap with Lorenzo Fertitta and Craig Piligian, in partnership with UFC and Endeavor, and produced by Pilgrim Media Group.

“I knew what needed to be done to make it a real sport just like we did with MMA. We got it sactioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission with defined rules, rankings and weight classes. Power Slap is built for the modern sports fan,” White said.

Power Slap will launch with an eight-episode series to air on TBS in early 2023. Athletes will compete to earn a spot in the cast house, the first Power Slap rankings, for future matches. ICA/Expat Media


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