Dubai government clarified that if there’s only one person in the car, it is not mandatory to wear face masks, however a fine of AED 1,000 will be imposed if one fails to wear one while driving with others.
Between March 26 and April 16, a total of 10,286 fines were imposed for failing to wear medical masks or maintain physical distance.
Although it’s not mandatory to wear masks if you’re alone in the car, the health ministry in the country reminded the public on the importance of everyone wearing a mask even if the don’t show any symptoms.
“We issued a circular on the importance of wearing masks inside cars. Dubai Police issued warning fines to drivers who are wearing masks while driving with other passengers as part of the precautionary measures,” Brig. Saif Al Maroui, director of Traffic Department at Dubai Police, was quoted as saying by Gulf News.