An Abu Dhabi chef recently got fined Dh92,000 for letting the yoghurt in his restaurant go one day over its expiry date.
Plucking a flower from a public garden in Dubai may cost you a minimum of Dh500.
Gulf News has helpfully provided a schedule of public place violations and fines:
* Picking flowers starts at Dh500
* Spitting in public places Dh500
* Spitting paan (betel leaf) in public places Dh500
* Throwing rubbish on the streets Dh500
* Urinating in public Dh500
* Dumping construction and demolition waste on streets Dh5,000
* Leakage from sewage tankers on streets and illegal disposal of sewage Dh10,000
* Dumping of used oil in sewage pipes Dh3,000
* Abandoning furniture and household items on streets and storing them on roof floors Dh200
Got any others to add to this fine list?
Link, with thanks to Sunita Menon, at Gulf News, 7 July 2009.
Dr Geoff Pound
Geoff can be contacted by email at geoffpound(at)gmail.com on Facebook and Twitter.
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