Abu Dhabi police warn residents to stay safe around fireworks this Eid

Abu Dhabi police to ensure smooth traffic during public holiday

Visitors and residents watch the Eid fireworks. Antonie Robertson / The National
Visitors and residents watch the Eid fireworks. Antonie Robertson / The National

Eid is a time for celebrations and fireworks and as it approaches Abu Dhabi police have reminded residents to stay safe.

Setting off fireworks during Eid Al Fitr has long been a tradition among children and teens across Arab countries.

Those who illegally smuggle or deal fireworks face stringent punishments. One who produces, imports or attempts to import fireworks without a license face a fine up to Dh10,000, or could spend up to six months in jail.

Maj Gen Makotum Al Sharifi, director general of Abu Dhabi Police, asked parents to watch their children closely during the public holiday and make sure they don’t get their hands on any fireworks.

Police also said they will be increasing traffic patrols on the roads and near tourist attractions to ease congestion.

Published: June 2, 2019 03:58 PM

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