Do police officers in Dubai get commission for fines?
I’ve always wondered: do Dubai police officers get paid a commission based on the fines they dish out? Because some of these fines we get are just downright ridiculous. Like that one time that I pulled over on the side of the road in a residential area in Downtown (wasn’t blocking the road; didn’t even come to a complete stop, I just slowed down on the side for a few seconds before moving off). A police patrol was driving in front of me. The road leads to a dead end, so they made a turn and went back the other way. A few hours later, I receive a text saying that I got an AED520 fine in Downtown. Reason: “stopping on the road for no reason”... I don’t even... are you serious?! It’s really sad that instead of feeling safe around the police, we have to feel terrified because who knows what reason they’ll come up with to slap you with a fine. Ali Dubai Friday afternoon. They very bravely managed to put out the fire before the arrival of the fire brigade. Fatima Dubai