Dh1,000 fine for hanging laundry from balconies

Abu Dhabi urges residents to use electric clothes dryers

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has called upon the public to adhere to the standards of drying laundry in balconies of their houses and buildings.

Khalifa Al Rumaithi, Director, Public Health at the municipality, said the civic body carried out a three-day inspection campaign targeting Baniyas and Mussafah business districts and Mohammed bin Zayed City.

Al Rumaithi said the campaign resulted in serving 146 warnings. The inspection teams also posted multi-lingual warnings near lifts of buildings. They also told watchmen to tell residents of their buildings not to hang their clothes to dry from balconies.

"The municipality is following up the warnings issued to occupants of buildings and villas to ensure their compliance with laundry-drying laws," Al Rumaithi said.

"The municipality urges the public to use electric clothes dryers, and clothes drying racks and refrain from hanging laundry over the balustrade directly overlooking the street,” he said.

" The municipality will serve warnings to violating apartments, and if found unresponsive, it will have no option but to slap fines on violators, which may reach as much as Dh1,000," said Al Rumaithi.

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