Fines and violations on Littering in Qatar

A New Law related to public hygiene is approved recently by HH the Emir Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, this law bans littering in the entire Qatar. 

As indicated by Law No. 18 of 2017 on Public Hygiene, littering is considered unlawful in Qatar, and any individuals found violating the law will be punished with a fine of up to QR25,000 and an imprisonment of up to one year. 


The Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning in Qatar, in its campaign in making the country clean, asked the occupants, expats and citizens, to be responsible and respectful to their environment and surroundings. 

The Hukoomi of Qatar listed the below offenses and fines accordingly:- 

Throwing tissue paper, waste, empty cans and garbage or spitting on the walkways or public spots — QR500. 

Leaving waste, trash bags, food waste or waste paper in front of houses, roads or public places  — QR300. 

Cleaning or drying carpets, blankets or garments outside the windows or in balconies facing the roads or public spots — QR500 

Throwing waste material of trees or gardens on streets or out in the public places — QR500 

Flowing waste water to public streets — QR300 

Occupying squares, streets, lanes, alleys, sidewalks, roads and public parking spots with abandoned vehicles or old machinery — QR1,000 

Throwing or leaving waste, junk, garbage bags or empty cans infront of public stores or shops or outside the waste bins — QR500 

Throwing or leaving food waste in gardens, on the shoreline, public places or land space — QR500 

Washing vehicles or equipment in unacceptable spots — QR300 

The law additionally disallows dumping waste in parking lots, rooftops, balconies, halls and exteriors of houses and buildings.

Source: qatarday

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