A Dubai tourist who was caught at Dubai Airport with a large amount of marijuana in his luggage claimed it was really a packet of bananas.
It was not.
The man claims he was given the bag and had been told they were bananas. He then had to deliver those ‘bananas’ to a person in the UAE. In exchange, he would pay his travel expenses and find him work in the country.
Sadly for the African national who arrived here last November, the bag did not contain bananas but instead a large quantity of marijuana. The police scanned his luggage at Terminal 3 and found ‘a suspicious density in the bags.’
He’s now been to 10 years in prison and fine of Dh50,000.
Vaccine ‘green pass’ needed to access parks, malls, beaches and more in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi has confirmed that a ‘green pass’ will be needed to access a range of venues in the city including beaches, malls, parks, restaurants, museums, and more.
You can get a green pass on the UAE’s Alhosn app by having two doses of the vaccine and a negative PCR test. This will give you a green pass for 30 days after which you’ll need to get a fresh PCR test.
The green pass will be mandatory at these places
• Shopping malls • Large supermarkets • Restaurants, bars and cafés • Museums • Cinemas • Entertainment centres • Gyms • Hotels (and facilities within) • Public parks • Public beaches • Private beaches and swimming pools
The news was announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee (NCEMA).