Simple acts that could put you in trouble



Dubai: Do you have the habit of resting your feet on a seat in the Metro or bus? If you do, then be ready to pay the price!

Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Archi
Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Archi

Just in case you are tempted to stretch your legs when you find a seat in front of you empty, you will have to pay a Dh100 fine.

There are many such acts which one might find pretty harmless, but they can actually put a person in trouble with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

If you are a regular public transport user in Dubai, then there is a list of 30 offences and fines that you should be aware of. Gulf News lists the range of fines to help you avoid committing any of these violations.

As public transport users, many people are unaware of things that are permissible and actions that can hit wallets hard. There are things that a person may have taken for granted or may not have realised could be an offence.

For instance, bringing an animal or a pet on public transport or inside public transport premises is not allowed, which may come as a surprise for many Western expats. Entering a bus or Metro with an animal could fetch you a penalty of Dh100. However, guide dogs for people with visual disability are allowed. More info