Smokers among winter campers will have to venture out of their tents every time they feel the urge to light up a cigarette as authorities have put a blanket ban on smoking in tents.
While the rule may not be new, authorities this year want campers to prominently display no-smoking signs in Arabic and English inside their tents.
As the official winter camping season is round the corner, the government has reserved swathes of desert for leisure activities of campers.
The Ministry of Interior has come out with do’s and don’ts for campers for their safety and security, according to details posted on its Facebook account.
None of them, except perhaps putting up no-smoking signs in tents, are new, though. A camp must also have an emergency exit and a sign for it must hang there.
Electricity generators must be kept at least six metres away from the tent and the generators and cooking gas cylinders must have fire extinguishers fixed close-by and in readiness.
Gas cylinders should be kept in upright position, at least 1.5 metres away from tents, and must not be close to any other object that may collide with them.
This is aside from main fire extinguishers in working condition installed inside camps.
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