Dubai Municipality issues ultimatum to owners of seven abandoned buildings in Dubai

May 18, 2014 1:43 pm

As part of keeping the city clean and safe Dubai Municipality has issued ultimatum to owners of certain abandoned buildings recently in Dubai, of which details including photos are published in the leading newspapers.

Owners have to carry out demolition of these buildings and to approach municipality within one week from the date of notification.

The new order will be applicable to 7 buildings that are abandoned or neglected without maintenance located in different places in Dubai including Al-Batteen, Al-Hamriya, Naif, Al-Sabkha, Al-Raffa and Al- Ras. In the list two buildings locate in Al- Raffa.

If the parties fail to respond to the order within the specific time period, the civic body will carry out demolition activities using its machinery.

In the case of civic body taking over the demolition, the owners will be imposed the cost of work plus 20% extra as administration charges.

Dubai Municipality has been keen on taking strict actions against abandoned buildings in Dubai in order to maintain the aesthetic beauty of the city as well as to ensure the public health & safety.

It has been noticed that most of the abandoned buildings serving as a hot-bed to insects and other creatures that risk health of public.

Half-constructed-then-abandoned buildings pose a threat to the safety of public.

Also, in some instances, such buildings were found being used by illegal persons to do their unlicensed business as well as serving as safe haven for anti-social elements.

Building owners can contact the municipality at 800900 for further information.

For further information:

Bishruddeen K Mohammed Ali
Media Officer, Media Section
Corporate Marketing & Relations Department
Dubai Municipality
+971 4 206 4654