You could face a fine of up to AED100,000 for littering in Al Ain
In a bid to crackdown on makeshift dump yards in Al Ain, authorities have announced that offenders could face fines of up to AED100,000 for littering or for disposing waste incorrectly.
A nine-month campaign will be carried out by the Al Ain Municipality and Tadweer (Abu Dhabi’s Centre of Waste Management) to raise awareness among residents on the correct ways to handle and dispose waste so they can preserve the appearance of the ‘Garden City’.
The fines issued can range from AED1,000 to AED100,000.
Fineable offences include:
AED1,000 for spitting or littering in public places
AED2,000 for driving over areas of vegetation and causing damage to the environment
AED100,000 for improper disposal of waste by sewage tankers
More about the Garden City...
Al Ain's greenery gives it the name Garden City. Its low humidity, especially in summers, makes it popular with tourists. Should you visit Al Ain in the coming weeks, here are three green spots worth exploring.
Al Ain Oasis
Dubbed as the UAE’s first curated UNESCO World Heritage site visitor experience, the 1,200-hectre land is home to more than 147,000 date palm trees of up to 100 varieties.
Al Ain Paradise Garden
Spanning across the size of four football fields, the park at Zakher roundabout is Al Ain’s own Miracle Garden. It showcases approximately 10 million flowers and holds the Guinness World Record for the most hanging baskets.
Located at the foot of Jebel Hafeet (Abu Dhabi’s highest peak) Mubazzarah Park is a lush green patch amid a rocky landscape. The highlight of the space is its natural springs.