Dubai is paying chunky citizens real gold to lose weight, as part of the United Arab Emirates’ efforts to curb the obesity epidemic.
For every 2 kilograms lost (about 4.4 pounds), contestants win two grams of gold, according to the Emirates 24/7 website. That’s worth about $90.
The municipality initiated the 30-day weight loss challenge, dubbed “Your Weight in Gold,” in the midst of Ramadan, the holy month in which the faithful fast from sunrise to sundown.
“Ramadan is the most appropriate season to launch such initiatives as it reminds us of the many health benefits of reducing weight and encourages us to take steps to change our bad lifestyles,” said Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai municipality.
I must say its happen only in DUBAI. Be prepare for the next Ramadan to win such Gold. But i would suggest personally to bring sunshine in your life by keeping regular track on your health.