Teacher fined in Dubai for advertising ?slimming oils? on Instagram

A 64-year-old teacher was fined for selling unlicensed oils that she says helps with slimming after the Ministry of Health spotted her adverts online.

Syrian AM, as well as her son, MM, 24, and an Emirati woman, EA, 36, were charged with manufacturing and selling unlicensed mixtures of the oils after the ministry saw her posts on Instagram advertising natural oils used for slimming.

The Syrian teacher, however, whose heath condition prevented police from questioning her at the time, confessed to preparing the oils and said she had been working on getting a licence.

The court convicted all three of them and fined each Dh5,000, saying that they had been posing a danger to the health of people who bought from them.