Dubai Police have warned families to resist the urge to celebrate Eid with fireworks.

Officers warned parents they could expect fines of up to Dhs10,000 with a possible jail term of up to six months.

Brigadier Abdullah Al Ghaithi said. “We did 450 inspections in the industrial areas in cooperation with Economic Department officials at several shops and warehouses.”

The Director of Protective Security and Emergency at Dubai Police said that they confiscated 22,153 firecrackers just during this Ramadan.

He warned shopkeepers who take advantage of Eid Al Fitr holiday not to sell fireworks.

Last year, Dubai Police seized four tonnes of fireworks during Ramadan.

Al Ghaithi said families and children are most tempted to set off fireworks during Eid, adding that during the Hindu festival, people “launch them from balconies, even causing fires”.

““Make celebrations playful – not painful.Celebrations with fireworks must stop,” he added.

Meanwhile 1.4 million people interacted with the campaign on social media platforms.

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