Authorities in Dubai are offering gold in return for weight loss in a scheme to encourage healthier living. Called Your Weight in Gold the scheme was announced by Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality. For each kilogram lost, participants will receive a gram of gold, which is currently worth about $45 (£30). Those interested can sign up from Friday for the initiative which lasts over the next 30 days and coincides with Ramadan, a month of fasting. Those taking part – dubbed “golden losers” – need to lose at least two kilos to receive the payout. The three participants who lose the most weight will be entered into a draw to win a gold coin worth $5,400.