This act can land you a Dh500 fine in Dubai

Dubai, Jul 3 (Khaleej Times): Next time you spit out a chewing gum on a Dubai road, be prepared to dole out a Dh500 fine.

Dubai Municipality, in a post on Twitter, said: "It's small in size, but it has a negative impact on the appearance of the city. Do not throw chewing gums on roads to avoid a fine of Dh500."

The move is part of Dubai Municipality's keenness to provide a clean and sustainable environment. It is aimed at enhancing the participation and contribution of the community members in maintaining the public cleanliness and aesthetic appearance of the Emirate.

It is also aimed at increasing community environmental awareness in the Emirate of Dubai in light of the multiplicity of nationalities and cultures in the emirate.

One must be aware that chewing gum in Dubai Metro or the platform and Dubai buses isn't allowed and you can be fined if caught. Spitting in a public place can cost Dh1,000 in fine.

In its website, Dubai Municipality has listed various offences and fines. Throwing waste on the streets, urinating in facilities not designated for such purposes and spitting in public can invite a fine of Dh500 in Dubai.