Eid Al Adha in the UAE in 2023: Police advise parents to keep kids away from illegal fireworks
The Abu Dhabi Police has urged UAE parents to keep their kids away from potentially harmful fireworks on Eid Al Adha.
The authorities recommended parents to exert more control over kids who buy pyrotechnics from certain social media platforms that aim to take advantage of kids and teenagers by selling them for cheap rates.
Police also issued a warning to locals about the gases that illegal fireworks might release, which can injure the user's respiratory system and cause different abnormalities that can result in either temporary or permanent harm. The government stated that they can potentially start fires and harm the environment.
Parents have been warned to exercise control over their children and are reminded to abide by awareness rules and report events that promote items that hurt locals.
Residents are urged to contact either emergency services at 999 or the security service, which handles reports and complaints in confidence, at 8002626 if they spot dealers spreading illegal fireworks or have any information about them.