If you want to stay updated with fines you may not be aware of in Dubai? You’ve come to the right place.

Emirates Women has curated a list of penalties which you can receive for flouting any of the rules as declared by the government.

Here’s a list of fines you might not know about:

Not wearing face masks

While we may have been wearing masks for nearly a year straight in Dubai, it’s still a legal requirement to do so in public. In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, penalties have been imposed for those not wearing masks in any public setting will be given a fine of Dhs3,000 as the police across the emirates patrol various areas such as malls, beaches parks and hotels. Masks must also be worn in cars if you are travelling with other passengers.

COVID-19 patients not reporting to authorities

As per the latest news from The National, a fine between Dhs10,000 to Dhs50,000 along with a prison sentence will be faced for those who fail to report their infection to the Ministry of Health and Prevention or other health authorities.

Feeding stray cats

Leaving food and water for cats among residential communities could lead up to a Dhs500 fine as uneaten food can become a breeding ground for pests and diseases and last year became prohibited by the government.


Pedestrians can land themselves with a penalty of Dhs400 if anyone is caught crossing a roadway outside pedestrian lanes or anyone caught crossing a roadway, while ignoring traffic lights.

More details on the fines and where they can be paid can be found on moi.gov.ae

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