Oman makes camouflage a fashion crime with a $5,000 fine to match

Think twice before going for this look in Oman – unless you want to pay thousands in fines. (File/Shutterstock)
Updated 13 January 2019

Oman makes camouflage a fashion crime with a $5,000 fine to match

  • You might think it's rugged and tough, but in Oman the military look is criminal
  • Military accessories are also included in the ban

DUBAI: If you have a wardrobe packed with combat or camouflage fashion, you might want to think twice about wearing it in Oman.

Under a new law anyone caught wearing military-style clothing and accessories in Oman face fines of up to $5,195, national daily Times of Oman reported.

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) issued a ministerial decree, which includes a ban on military or similar clothes and accessories.

Those caught breaching the ban will pay a minimum administrative fine of $130, while repeat

violators will pay $130 each day, with a maximum fine of $5,195.


Florida offers drive-through Botox to quarantined residents

Updated 04 June 2020

Florida offers drive-through Botox to quarantined residents

  • US state allowed a partial relaxing of restrictions imposed to slow the coronavirus pandemic
  • Elective medical procedures resume, including Botox injections and cosmetic surgery

MIAMI: Quarantined Florida residents worried about their laughter lines and crows’ feet need frown no longer — Botox is back, and it’s being offered at a drive-through.
On May 4, the US state allowed a partial relaxing of restrictions imposed to slow the coronavirus pandemic. That means certain elective medical procedures could resume, including Botox injections and cosmetic surgery.
Michael Salzhauer, a plastic surgeon known as ‘Dr. Miami’ who has also starred in a reality television show, has been conducting drive-through Botox injections in the garage of his building in the posh Miami neighborhood of Bal Harbor.
Salzhauer said the idea struck him as he was sitting in his car waiting for a blood test for COVID-19 antibodies.
“The areas that we inject Botox are the upper face, exactly the parts of the face that aren’t covered by the mask so it’s really ideal,” Salzhauer said, while wearing a mask, face shield and surgical gown as he waited for his next drive-up patient.
Patients sign up online, paying an average of $600 each for a stippling of shots across their foreheads.
Arman Ohevshalom, 36, was enthusiastic as he waited in line with his wife in their car, although it was their first time receiving the injections.
“It’s very creative, and after seeing how they’re running it I feel just as comfortable as I would in the office,” he said.
Florida’s tattoo artists, however, are frustrated. Shuttered since March, they asking why they cannot open, too.
Botox injections are “kind of like tattooing, he’s injecting stuff into the skin,” said tattoo shop owner Chico Cortez. Florida is home to about 10,000 working tattoo artists, according to the Florida Professional Tattoo Artist Guild.
An emailed statement from a Miami-Dade County spokesperson said Mayor Carlos Gimenez has yet to set a date for reopening tattoo shops. “He is working with industry members and the medical experts to come up with the best way to reopen safely,” it said.