Major-General Mohammed Saif Al Zaffin, Director of Dubai Traffic announced this while speaking at a press conference to launch an awareness campaign on the dangers of drinking and driving.
He said that distracted driving such as applying makeup will incur a fine of Dh200 and four black points.
If texting, speaking on mobiles phones and reading newspapers while driving is dangerous, so is applying make-up, he added.
He further said that however, women are free to do the same while the car is parked.
The hazards of distracted driving are manifold, he said and added women who apply makeup while at the wheels will not be able to concentrate and react to emergencies, he added.
Al Zaffin said he issued fines to four women in Dubai for reckless driving that endangered others’ lives.
About 15 per cent of total licence holders in Dubai are women.
Meanwhile, women committed 83 traffic accidents, which is 8.6 per cent of total road mishaps.
They were responsible for eight deaths and 147 injuries.