Parks and open areas are touted as the best places to chase virtual Pokemon characters. (Image Credit: A.K Kallouche/Gulf News)

Pokemon Go fans must watch their step in Dubai’s parks

Endangering public safety, or invading privacy, will attract severe penalties

Dubai: Pokemon fans should use civic senses and obey safety and privacy rules while playing the game in Dubai’s public parks, a senior official said.

Fears about the new gaming craze raising safety and privacy concerns have mounted across the world and Dubai is no exception.

While parks and other open areas are touted as the best places to chase the virtual Pokemon characters, players will not be allowed to cross their limits in parks, the Dubai Municipality has clarified. The municipality slaps a fine of Dh500 for damaging or plucking flowers.

In the wake of reports of players endangering the safety of others and themselves and invading the privacy of others, Pokemon fans are...Read more...