Inspectors to put out BBQs in Palm Jumeirah balconies

No satellite dishes or hanging clothes either; Authority launches campaign to reclaim 'overall aesthetics of emirate'

Stop those barbecue parties on your balconies now, or you will be slapped with a fine. And the same goes for those who have put satellite dishes or are hanging clothes on their balconies.

The rules will apply to all communities under Trakhees, the organisational arm of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation.

This includes freehold areas like Palm Jumeirah, Jumeriah Islands, Jumeirah Lake Towers, International City and Discovery Gardens.

Trakhees has launched a campaign to stop residents from misusing their balconies and damaging the façade of buildings.

According to the authority’s Community Conformance Division (CCD), Department of Planning & Development, residents have been asked not to fix satellite dishes on the facades or balconies of their buildings; not to use balconies as places of storage for any purpose other than seasonal furniture pieces; not to hang sheets, clothes or curtains or rugs or mops or laundry on balconies or railings of homes and not to have barbecues in their balconies.

Sattelite dishes like this will also be targetted (SUPPLIED)

The company said the aim of the campaign is to preserve the upscale appearance, which is characteristic of Dubai by reducing the “off-putting” appearances, which adversely impact the overall aesthetics of the emirate.

“To ensure the commitment of residents in adhering to rules and regulations applicable within its jurisdiction, CCD has undertaken a comprehensive community-based awareness campaign among all users of these complexes which includes a range of awareness-raising posters and brochures in five languages: Arabic, English, Hindi, Urdu, and Chinese,” it said.

Although no details have been shared on the fine against each offence, Emirates 24/7 understands that inspectors will be frequently visiting the freehold areas, informing the residents to adhere to the policies and not to misuse their property.

Those to fail to follow the rule despite warnings will be issued fines.

On November 15, this website had reported that tenants breaching the occupancy limit regulation set up Trakhees can face fines of up to Dh50,000.

The maximum allowable occupancy limit for apartments is one person per 200 square feet from the total property area.

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