Desert camping fee set in Dubai

Dubai Municipality has issued an administrative ordinance on the temporary occupancy of desert land.

The decision coincides with the start  of winter camping season in desert areas in the Emirate of Dubai.

The provisions require that people who wish to set up winter camps to obtain necessary permission from Dubai Municipality. The validity of the permit will be six months without exceeding the end of April 2012.

The area of land authorised for the establishment of a camp should not exceed 300m2. The duration and other requirements must be adhered in line with the requirements of environment, health, planning and construction set forth in the municipal legislation.  The land  should be evacuated at the expiration of the permit and return it to the previous state.

The fee for permit is 22 fils per square meter of the required area of the camp.

Dubai Municipality will be applying provisions regulating the temporary uses of desert land as provided in the Local Order No. 2 of 99, and the administrative decision No. 310 of 2008, referred to the camps set up by a third party for the purposes of entertainment.

Dubai Municipality will make necessary coordination with the officials of the organisational units responsible for environmental protection, hygiene and public health and safety to establish a supervisory mechanism and control on those camps to ensure their commitment to the requirements of occupancy permits issued.

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