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Dh100 fine imposed for spitting in public places:
The local municipalities in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region are now imposing a Dh100 fine on those caught spitting in the streets and public places.

Engineer Omar Al Hashimi, Director of the Department of Municipal Service Affairs, told Khaleej Times that move is aimed at protecting the community from unhygienic practices.

One small problem with the article is that it is wrong that "spitting in the streets and floors of public places ... have [sic] become a problem", it is that spitting has been a problem for some time. Why else would there be signs like this posted?

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