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Walking in Desert Road is Penalty in Dubai

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Walking in Desert Road is Penalty in Dubai

This morning, I properly passed Signal in Al Qusaise area, then I walked on desert road to reach office that's my short cut, that desert area a Dubai police man catch me, telling me passing desert read is fine, he took my ID and given penalty bills, is any one has this experience.

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1. Re: Walking in Desert Road is Penalty in Dubai

Sounds harsh, is this official?

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2. Re: Walking in Desert Road is Penalty in Dubai

Something not quite right about this. Maybe you were walking across private land therefore trespassing.

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3. Re: Walking in Desert Road is Penalty in Dubai

Not aware of any sensitive areas in the Al Qusaise area of Dubai, so this seems not correct.

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4. Re: Walking in Desert Road is Penalty in Dubai

I am sure the OP was wanting to say he was driving.

Just like in some areas people can drive on sandy areas all they want, while in other areas parking on sand, even though there is no parking nearby, invites a fine, ironic, but well.

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5. Re: Walking in Desert Road is Penalty in Dubai

Best to stick to the paved roads, some shortcuts can be problematic if not downright unsafe.

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6. Re: Walking in Desert Road is Penalty in Dubai

Difficult to comment comprehensively on this, as there's a lack of specifics.

Best use of your time and energy would be to visit a police station for clarification, quoting the badge number of the policemen who issued the ticket and ask them to explain to you.

As Fastrackdxb sagely says, be careful of walking across there for other reasons too, not least injury.

Edited: 15 May 2018, 17:30
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