People who slip ads under doors to be fined

Dubai Municipality will fine people who slide advertisement notices and stickers under doors or place them on parked vehicles in public places, according to a top official.

Abdul Majeed Abdul Aziz Al Sifai, Director, Waste Management Department, DM, was quoted as saying by 'Khaleej Times', "The crackdown on cheap advertising is part of a new anti-littering campaign to be launched next month. The civic body would start fining the culprits from July 15."

Littering in Dubai attracts a fine of Dh500 while Dh200 is slapped on those who stick bills and posters. However, Al Sifai said fines can vary depending on the nature of the violations related to defacing the clean appearance of the emirate, the paper reported.

Several residents have complained about part-time housemaids, pest control companies, massage parlours and eateries resorting to such illegal methods to advertise their service.

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