Dubai cancels all traffic violation fines

Dubai Web Desk

DUBAI, UAE: The Dubai Police has announced to wave off all fines for traffic violations committed by motorists during the recent record rains in the Emirate.

In a statement, the Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri said that the decision to waive the traffic violations reflects Dubai Police’s commitment to the community and to ensuring their safety, especially during exceptional circumstances.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) witnessed the heaviest rainfall on April 16 in 75 years with some areas recording more than 250 mm (around 10 inches) of precipitation in fewer than 24 hours.

The rainfall had never been seen in the Middle Eastern nation since records began in 1949.

In the popular tourist destination Dubai, flights were cancelled, traffic came to a halt and schools closed.