Residents Can Apply For A 50% Discount On General Violation Fines In Ras Al Khaimah For Intl. Happiness Day

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by Anupriya Mishra

To celebrate the importance of happiness in one’s life, the United Nations General Assembly marked March 20 as the International Day of Happiness. Celebrated around the world in a variety of ways, The United Arab Emirates is also doing something special. Recently, Ras Al Khaimah Public Service Department announced that they would be offering a discount of 50% on general violation fines for this occasion. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Well, there’s more you need to know about this limited-period discount.

A Discount On General Violation Fines?

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To mark the occasion of International Happiness Day, Ras Al Khaimah Public Service Department announced that it’s offering a discount of 50% on general violation fines. This limited-period discount will run for three days, from March 20 to 22. It’s worth noting that the scheme will apply to offences that fall under the RAKPSD, which also includes environmental violations. According to a report by Khaleej Times, this will also include fines on offences like littering, throwing trash in public areas, smoking and non-designated areas, and toll gate violations for trucks.

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What Is International Happiness Day?

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For those who aren’t aware, the International Day of Happiness is celebrated on March 20 to highlight the importance of happiness in everybody’s life. Celebrated around the world, the United Nations General Assembly declared this date for the occasion in the July of 2012. Moreover, people’s well-being and happiness are also a part of the national agenda in the UAE. This is hardly surprising as it aims to be the happiest nation in the world. So coming back to the fine, if residents in Ras Al Khaimah have incurred some of the aforementioned general violations, they will be offered a 50% discount during this time span.

Keeping this in mind, people generally tend to take happiness for granted. They only realise its importance when happiness goes missing from one’s life. So through this day, we can hope to appreciate every small blessing in our lives and stay happy with little things. After all, we do hold the key to our own happiness!

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