UAE issues a warning to residents and citizens during Ramadan and a fine of up to 500,000 dirhams

ahmed atef - | UAE

The authorities in Dubai have issued a warning and will undertake a campaign to prevent begging throughout the emirate. This comes as the holy month of Ramadan draws near and inhabitants are getting ready for the holy month.

Beginning on April 13, 2024, the effort to discourage begging will get underway. A minimum fine of Dh5,000 and a maximum sentence of three months in prison will be imposed on anyone who commit the offense.

A news conference was held by the Dubai Police Department at their headquarters in Al Twar. During the conference, Colonel Saeed Al Qemzi, who is the Director of the Wanted Persons Department, stated that the department is making every effort to put an end to the habit of begging.

blessed month of Ramadan

In the holy month of Ramadan, beggars take advantage of people's sympathy and kindness, and they take advantage of the generous sentiments that are prevalent during this time. According to Colonel Al Qemzi, this activity is considered to be a harmful behavior that poses a threat to the safety and well-being of the society.

Those who are responsible for organizing events that involve begging and bringing individuals from other countries to participate in it will be subject to a punishment that includes a minimum of six months in prison and a minimum fine of one hundred thousand dirhams.

Issuing a warning to citizens and residents

A growing tendency that individuals are exploiting social media platforms to encourage begging while fraudulently claiming to be helping those who are in need was brought to the attention of the department on the occasion. It has been stated by the police that severe actions will be taken in order to deal with activity of this nature.

Article 5 of the Information Technology Crime Law of 2012 states that anyone who uses information technology means to solicit or promote fundraising without a license that has been approved by the competent authority shall be subject to a fine of not less than Dh250,000 and not more than Dh500,000, or they may be subject to either of these penalties.

Legitimate ways of charitable giving

Officials have asked locals to make advantage of legitimate avenues for charitable giving and assistance, and they have discouraged residents from giving money to beggars. Consequently, this helps to ensure that donations are sent to the appropriate individuals and causes that are worthy of them through reputable charitable organizations and institutions. According to the data provided by the police, 99 percent of people who beg consider it to be a vocation.

The inhabitants of Dubai have been requested to cooperate with the Dubai Police by reporting any instances in which they come across individuals that are begging in residential neighborhoods or in front of establishments. According to Col. Al Qemzi, "Residents have the option of filing a complaint through the service of Dubai Police application or by dialing 901."

According to the authorities, a huge number of individuals and groups have been discovered gathering large sums of money through the practice of begging. Since the year 2020, we have apprehended and punished more than 1,700 people who were begging. According to Colonel Al Qemzi, there were a total of 1,238 males and 487 females within the group.

It is the intention of the police to raise awareness about the problem of begging using a variety of channels, such as placing panels in residential areas, installing screens in automated teller machines, and installing 300 display screens in all 26 Union Co-op supermarket stores. Additionally, awareness efforts will extend to Friday prayer sermons, with lectures on begging scheduled after each of the five daily prayers. These sermons will coincide with the Friday prayer service.

About Author

ahmed atef
ahmed atef
485 Total posts

Read Also

Dubai Launches New RTA App Update to Renew Licenses, Pay Parking Faster

In an effort to streamline services and improve the user experience, Dubai has launched a significant update to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) app.

Dubai Roads Authority upgrades Sheikh Rashid St. to energy-efficient LED lights

Sheikh Rashid Street serves as a vital thoroughfare traversing the heart of the city, boasting an impressive expanse of 10 lanes. As one of Dubai's primary roadways, it plays a pivotal role in facilitating the flow of traffic and connecting...

Abu Dhabi Introduces 3-Day Sale, Dh100,000 Gifts & Comedy Shows this weekend

Abu Dhabi gears up for an exciting weekend filled with entertainment and festivities across its mainland, islands, and suburban areas.

Authorities decide to partially close the main road in Abu Dhabi during weekends for two months

It has been decided by the authorities that the major route in Abu Dhabi will be partially closed on weekends for a period of two months.

GDRFA sets out the conditions for obtaining a short-term UAE visa on arrival

The GDRFA outlines the requirements for obtaining a UAE visa for a limited period of time upon arrival.

The UAE grants some travelers a pre-approved visa upon arrival, with conditions

Upon arrival, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) provides certain tourists with a pre-approved visa, subject to certain requirements.

Emirati companies grant their employees maternity leave for one year and paternity leave for 42 days

Employees of Emirati enterprises are eligible for maternity leave for a period of one year and paternity leave for a period of forty-two days.

UAE: Egyptian man finds Dh149,000 cash in an ATM and returns it back to police

Abdel Fattah Mahmoud Abdel Fattah, an Egyptian national residing in Ajman, UAE, stumbled upon a significant sum of money while using an ATM. The amount, totaling Dh149,000, presented Abdel Fattah with a moral dilemma.

 The cost of traveling by air taxi in the UAE from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

How much does it cost to take an air taxi in the United Arab Emirates from Dubai to Abu Dhabi?

Jobs that qualify for a 10-year blue visa in the UAE

There are jobs in the United Arab Emirates that qualify for a blue visa, valid for a decade.

A long holiday is soon for UAE residents

Residents of the UAE will soon be enjoying a lengthy vacation. Do you plan to combine the five-day Eid al-Adha holiday with your annual leave? 

Dubai launches 30 electric buses to serve commuters in 3 major areas

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is set to introduce a fleet of 30 electric buses to cater to passengers in key areas such as Business Bay, Al Wasl Road, and Dubai Mall. Thirty electric buses will soon be available to users at...

UAE destroys over 400 mosquito site in anti-dengue campaign

The UAE health authorities have successfully eradicated 409 mosquito breeding sites identified as potential sources of dengue fever, according to a senior government official.

UAE Announces Expected Rise in Airfares for Summer Flights

Travel agents report that bookings for popular destinations like the Maldives have surged by over 10%. However, the increase in demand comes amid concerns that airfares in the UAE and globally might rise due to a shortage of available seats.

UAE fined a Company Dh450,000 for violating trading, investment rules

On Tuesday, officials in Abu Dhabi announced that an online investing and trading platform had been penalized around Dh450,000 for issuing securities without a valid prospectus.

Abu Dhabi restaurants are preparing to raise prices soon

In the near future, restaurants in Abu Dhabi plan to increase their prices.

Emirates flight cancellation: An accident in the sky damaged the Emirates plane

Emirates flight cancellation: The aircraft sustained damage in midair due to an accident.

UAE to Deploy 100 Free, Fast-Charging EV Units Across All Seven Emirates

The UAE has marked a significant milestone in its sustainability journey with the official launch of UAEV, the first government-owned electric vehicle (EV) charging network in Abu Dhabi.

Sharjah Government orders sewage connection for buildings on main roads

In a recent directive issued on Tuesday, the Ruler of Sharjah emphasized the immediate connection of residential and commercial buildings situated along the main roads in the emirate's industrial areas to the sewage network.

Dubai Launches new Dh55-Billion Community with Parks Near Al Maktoum Airport

An ambitious project totaling Dh55 billion, The Heights Country Club & Wellness, has been launched by major real estate developer Emaar Properties. Situated within a short distance from Al Maktoum International Airport, this development will...

UAE Meteorology announces that the lowest temperature was recorded at 2.3 degrees Celsius on this date