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eLad

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Dh300 fine for falling asleep on Dubai Metro

DUBAI: The next time you doze on Dubai Metro, you could get a rude awakening - and a fine.

This is what happened to a US student who visited her parents in Dubai recently. While on the train from Khalid Bin Waleed station, she dozed off and went past Ibn Battuta station where she was supposed to get off.

A ticketing inspector woke her up at Jebel Ali station, the last south-bound stop on the Red Line. Before she had the chance to regain her composure, she was handed a Dh300 fine. "She was unaware about this rule. She did not do anything bad, just fell asleep," said a friend of the passenger.

Many people are unaware that sleeping on the Metro could cost them dear. "What's the great idea about slapping a fine on someone who falls asleep on the Metro?" asked another irate passenger. "Do inspectors get commissions for slapping fines for this non-offence?"
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A schedule of fines listed by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) inside train stations does not specify people can be fined for sleeping on the train.

The general rule, however, states that a Dh300 fine will be slapped for "sleeping in the waiting areas, shelters or any place where it is prohibited".

Asked why people get fined for sleeping on the train, an RTA official gave a slightly different definition: "It is the rule … [no] sleeping in the waiting areas, shelters or any place in a public transport environment. Fine will be Dh300".

Two train attendants confirmed to XPRESS that passengers caught taking a nap inside the train may be fined. But one of them gave a qualified answer: "If a passenger falls sleep and snores or disturbs others - by drooling or falling over on to someone else's space - that can invite a fine.
"As long as they don't disturb other passengers when they sleep on the train, then it's OK."

In general, passengers found harassing, causing inconvenience or discomfort to other users of the public transport face penalties, said the second attendant.

The RTA has published a code defining 31 situations that invite fines ranging from Dh100 to Dh2,000.

Metro rules are displayed on the RTA web page, the handy guide to using the Dubai Metro and Roads & Transport Authority - Media Corner and brochure .





Metro penalty
  • Dh2,000 - using security or safety system such as the emergency exits, unless it's essential
  • Dh500 - damaging, sabotaging or tampering with the systems, equipment and seats of public transport means, facilities or services
  • Dh300 - Sleeping in passenger shelters or prohibited areas
  • Dh200 - carrying weapons, flammable articles or any hazardous material
  • Dh100 - Eating, chewing a gum, drinking, causing disturbance or carrying pets (except guide dogs)
 
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  • dodzi

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    Metro penalty
    • Dh2,000 - using security or safety system such as the emergency exits, unless it's essential
    • Dh500 - damaging, sabotaging or tampering with the systems, equipment and seats of public transport means, facilities or services
    • Dh300 - Sleeping in passenger shelters or prohibited areas
    • Dh200 - carrying weapons, flammable articles or any hazardous material
    • Dh100 - Eating, chewing a gum, drinking, causing disturbance or carrying pets (except guide dogs)
    Didn't you think the last part was odd?
     

    joe tayyar

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    Metro penalty
    • Dh2,000 - using security or safety system such as the emergency exits, unless it's essential
    • Dh500 - damaging, sabotaging or tampering with the systems, equipment and seats of public transport means, facilities or services
    • Dh300 - Sleeping in passenger shelters or prohibited areas
    • Dh200 - carrying weapons, flammable articles or any hazardous material
    • Dh100 - Eating, chewing a gum, drinking, causing disturbance or carrying pets (except guide dogs)
    Eh walla sleeping is much more dangerous than carrying weapons thats why the fine is higher :eek:
     

    Osiris

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    [fieldset="wtf!?"]
    ميقاتي: قمت صباح اليوم بتحويل حصة لبنان من تمويل المحكمة
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    Lallous

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    #6
    Didn't you think the last part was odd?
    You haven't been to Singapore, have you ? It's a CRIME to chew gum or even eat in public transportation. We're not talking about fines.

    Add to that spitting in public or not flushing public toilets...
     

    Salome

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    Didn't you think the last part was odd?
    This should be a rule in all metros then maybe we won't suffer from dirty stinky metros anymore...eating: am really not interested in smelling someone's kebap or pizza or noodles in a stuffed metro; chewing gum: hate when people do it loud and visible not to mention when they leave it all around the floor and seat; drinking: really not interested in avoiding stepping on empty beer bottles in the metro especially when the metro takes sharp curves...also am not interested on stepping on sticky metro floor because someone spilled the beer bottle before; carrying pets: hate smelly dogs on stuffed metros especially when it wants to walk over you.....nah this rule is just fine and the penalty should be even higher
     

    eLad

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    Didn't you think the last part was odd?
    Of course not, what's odd is that there is a fine for sleeping in the metro and the wtf part is that this fine is higher than the one you get if you carry a weapon inside
     

    kryptos

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    نقلت صحيفة تيليغراف البريطانية عن كبير علماء الفضاء في الفاتيكان قوله إن الكنيسة ترحب بالمخلوقات الفضائية، ويسعدها أن تقوم بـ"تعميدهم".

    وتفتح هذه التصريحات الباب أمام المبشرين في إمكانية سفرهم للفضاء الخارجي ونشر المسيحية هناك.

    وقال غاي كونسولمانو إن جميع المخلوقات التي تمتلك روحا كالبشر قادرة أيضا على ممارسة الحب والحرية واتخاذ القرارات.



    :msncool:
     

    neutral

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    اللواء ريفي الى دبي للمشاركة في حفل اختياره "رجل العام 2011"

    الجمعة 02 كانون الأول 2011، آخر تحديث 18:13

    غادر المدير العام لقوى الأمن الداخلي اللواء أشرف ريفي لبنان متوجها الى دبي للمشاركة في حفل اختياره "رجل العام 2011"، ومنحه الوسام الذهبي في مجال القيادة الأمنية المتميزة على مستوى الجمهورية اللبنانية، الذي تنظمه "المنظمة العربية للتنمية الإدارية في جامعة الدول العربية" و"أكاديمية تتويج للتميز والجودة"، برعاية ولي العهد ورئيس المجلس التنفيذي لإمارة دبي، الشيخ حمدان بن محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم.​
     

    eLad

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    Russia's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a man who kept 29 mummified bodies at his apartment and dressed them up like dolls.


    Ministry spokesman Valery Gribakin said Monday that the suspect from the Volga River city of Nizhny Novgorod dug up the bodies at several cemeteries in the region. The man, whose identity was withheld, dressed them in clothes dug up from the graves.

    Gribakin said that the suspect is a historian who has authored several books. He said the arrest followed a police probe into the desecration of graves in the region, which was initially blamed on extremist groups. Nizhny Novgorod is located about 250 miles (400 kilometers) east of Moscow.

    Russian media reports quoted police as saying that the man only had selected the remains of young women for his grisly collection.
     

    joe tayyar

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    Abu Dhabi Oil Sheikh Writes His Name In The Sand, Two Miles Wide


    Let’s see Donald Trump top this. On a sandy island in Abu Dhabi Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan has inscribed what is in effect the biggest graffiti tag the world has ever seen. Hamad, 63, a scion of the billionaire Abu Dhabi royal family, has gouged his name in capital letters two miles across and half a mile wide. His moniker is so big it can be seen from space (as this Google Earth pic demonstrates). The tip of the “H” reaches into the strait that leads to the Arabian Gulf, allowing Hamad to fill the first two letters of his name with water. The “M” looks partially filled as well.



    Why? Why not? Think of it as economic stimulus. It took a lot of imported laborers from the likes of Pakistan and Bangladesh to dig those canals. And for all we know, this could be part of a grand tourism plan. The island that “Hamad” has been inscribed on, Al Futaisi, is said to be entirely owned by the Sheikh and contains resorts, a golf course and horse stables.

    Perhaps the sheikh’s goal is to make his entire name navigable by yacht, home to a giant marina. Or, in a nod to the elaborate man-made island housing developments just up the coast in Dubai, perhaps Sheikh Hamad intends to line the banks of his ego-canals with condos.

    Hamad has shown a penchant for excess in the past. He is said to own more than 200 cars, including seven Mercedes 500 SELs painted in the colors of the rainbow. Indeed the man known as the Rainbow Sheikh has even created the Emirates National Auto Museum, home to a custom-built globe-shaped motor home said to be one-millionth the size of the Earth itself. If he weren’t so rich, we’d call this guy an artist.


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    kryptos

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    كعادتها في اثارة الجدل قالت مريم نور اثناء ظهورها في برنامج للنشر مع طوني خليفة أن كائنات فضائية مختلفة تنزل من كواكب مختلفة تعيش معها بالمنزل وانها رأتها بعينها.

    وقالت مريم نور أن الأفلام السينمائية التي تتحدث عن حياة مخلوقات الفضائية ليست عادية ولا خيالية بل هي حقيقية ، واشارت مريم نور أنه اثناء وجودها في أميركا نزل احد الكائنات الفضائية يملك وجهاً مربعاً وتحدث باللغة العربية وكان ينام في منزلها.

    والغريب أن مريم نور قالت ان الكاميرات لا تستطيع أن تصوّر هذه الكائنات، لأنهم لا يظهرون إلا على أناس بعينهم، ونصحت المشاهدين بضرورة القراءة وتثقيف أنفسهم حتى لا ينبهروا بشئ .

    واشارت مريم نور أنها سافرت لأكثر من كوكب وقالت إن بعض الكواكب مليئة بالفاكهة، وبعضها الآخر مليء بالنفايات، إلا أنها رفضت أن تشرح الآلية التي اعتمدتها لمغادرة كوكب الأرض!

    والطريف ان مريم نور قالت ان السيد حسن نصر الله هو الأخر يتحدث مع الكائنات الفضائية من كواكب أخري ، وفي النهاية نصحت مقدم البرنامج طوني خليفة بالقراءة واهدته كتاب
     

    joe tayyar

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    Dh387,988 receipt from Dubai's Cavalli Club creates Twitter sensation.

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    A photograph making the rounds on the internet suggests birthday celebrants in Dubai had more than a little fun, ringing up a bill of Dh387,988.

    A receipt from the January 2 night out at Cavalli Club, at the Fairmont Hotel, has gone viral with dozens of people tweeting their shock.

    Highlights from the itemised bill include a 6-litre bottle of Cristal Champagne for Dh125,000, two 2-litre bottles of Cristal for Dh70,000, 24 Diet Cokes at Dh528 and 10 Red Bulls at Dh290.

    “Crazy! Ppl still spend this kind of cash?” tweeted Shimishah.

    “Dont 4 get the $32 bday cake RT @tomgara $100K bill from Cavalli Club - Dubai, incld a $35K 6L bottle of Cristal,” said Saeid_hejazi.

    The bill was time-stamped 3.19am on Monday and also lists the purchase of 13 bottles of Roederer Cristal at Dh84,240, a 3-litre Cavalli vodka at Dh4,950 and a small birthday cake for Dh120.

    “Bill from Cavalli Club Dubai two nights ago … approx USD105,000,” tweeted The_47th.

    But others seemed more concerned than amazed.

    “Very disturbing, this money can support an entire village in india for a month” wrote Yoosiph.

    “Only in #dubai! Someone must have had some major fun and a nice bday!,” said RL05.

    “Its a rip off. 4 bottles of Chivas cost u that much??!!!” tweeted Mamur Mustapha.

    No one from the Cavalli Club was immediately available for comment.

    Dh387,988 receipt from Dubai's Cavalli Club creates Twitter sensation - The National
     

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