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As the mercury continues to soar with each passing week, residents of the UAE are feeling the heat, with some reporting the plastic on their Salik and parking cards melting or fading away in direct sunlight.
The Road and Transport Authority (RTA), in response to a tweet on whether commuters can be fined if found listening to music without headphones on the Metro, said: “One needs to inform the RTA inspector and they will do the needful. The fine is Dh100.” As per the RTA website, causing inconvenience, discomfort or distress to other passengers in any way whatsoever will result in a fine of Dh100.
Here's what a bad day on the Dubai Metro could cost you: first, you doze off in the waiting area (Dh300); now you're late, so you make a run for the doors (Dh100); in doing so, you spill your cup of coffee (Dh100), causing a visible stain (Dh200). Total cost: Dh700 in fines plus the subway fare.
The man behind it all was His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his vision today is called the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). It's time to whip out those credit cards and shopping bags as Dubai is gearing up to celebrate a period of non-stop festivities for 32 days from January 20 to February 20, 2011. And its all about - shopping, winning and family entertainment.
Rail Agency at Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has issued 391 offence tickets to metro users during 50 days of train operation, starting from the launch of service on 090909 till the end of October this year across 10 stations on the Red Line.