Dubai, July 28 (ANI): Dubai will pay residents in gold for losing extra pounds as part of a government campaign to fight obesity in the country.
Participants who registered in the civic body's weight loss campaign can win twice the amount of gold for every kilo lost.
Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said that thy will give two grams of gold for each kilogram lost for those who lose five kilograms and above, and three grams of gold for each kilogram for those who lose 10 kilograms and above.
According to Gulf News, this means that people who shed five kilograms could win 10 grams of gold and 30 grams of gold if 10kg of weight is lost.
However, he pointed out that the minimum weight to lose in order to be eligible for gold was at two kilograms.
The report said that as nearly 5,000 people registered in the 'Your Weight in Gold' initiative in the first three days. (ANI)