Dubai: Dog owner fined Dh2,000 after pet bites man while jogging

The victim had to undergo emergency treatment after suffering serious injuries from the attack

Follow us on Google News-khaleejtimes


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 3:23 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 4:18 PM

A dog owner in Dubai was fined Dh2,000 after his pet attacked a man in the emirate's Jumeirah Village Circle.

Court records show that the victim was jogging in the neighbourhood when the dog bit him in the groin. The incident happened on April 14.

“The dog was not [on] a leash and attacked me suddenly,” the man told the court.

Suffering severe injuries, the man was rushed to Rashid Hospital where he underwent emergency treatment.

According to the medical report, he sustained significant tissue damage and required several stitches to close a 4cm-long wound.

“After receiving treatment, I looked for the dog owner and tried to resolve the issue but the owner was not cooperative – so I reported the incident to police," he said.

He reported the incident to Al Barsha police station and told officers that a large dog attacked him.

Officials from the Dubai Municipality said the dog’s breed, one that is native to Japan, is permitted in the country, and confirmed that it has received all its vaccinations.

“While I was walking the dog, he [the victim] stopped my dog and played with him without my permission,” the dog owner told the judges.

“After the incident happened, he started asking me for money.”

Judges said the owner had failed to ensure his dog was controlled and on a leash, which led to the accident, and therefore fined him Dh2,000.


More news from UAE