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Parks in Sharjah to remain closed in the morning

May 11 - According to a new rule implemented by the municipality in Sharjah, parks there will remain closed in the morning and open from 4 to 10pm, according to a new rule by the municipality. The ruling applies to weekends, Friday and Saturday, as well.
The decision was made after a number of complaints came from women who said they were not comfortable with the park employees staring at them. "The municipality cannot accept the responsibility of having its employees staring at women and making them feel uncomfortable," said Yaseen Mohammad, Head of the Agricultural Department in the Sharjah Municipality."To tackle this menace, the director general of the municipality has instructed all parks to be closed during the morning, and all parks have to follow the new system," he said.
 

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