View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Plucking a Flower from a Dubai Public Garden Will Yield a Pretty Fine

The Dubai Municipality and the Gulf News are working hard to warn citizens about the cost of picking flowers from public parks and gardens.

Ahmad Abdul Karim, Director of Public Parks and Horticulture Department, Dubai Municipality told Sunita Menon of the Gulf News (7 July 2009) that “the minimum fine is Dh500 and then it adds on and is calculated on the damage done to the flower beds in a square area.”

The Dubai municipality has been working hard at planting flowers and gardens which are there to give visual delight and are not growing for residents to swipe.

Read more details in this article about the inspection team at work undertaking 24/7 surveillance.

Dr Geoff Pound

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Image: You could be up for a hefty fine if you took all these plants from this public garden.