Monday, November 28, 2011

Balcony barbecue’ fine fixed at Dh500 --Trakhees Commences Campaign for Misuse of Balconies and Damage to Buildings Facades


Trakhees Community Conformance Division (CCD), Department of Planning & Development – aims to maintain the aesthetic appearance of residential compounds in particular and of Dubai in general. To ensure the commitment of residents in adhering to the 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, all containing the following instructions: 


  • - Do not install satellite dishes on the facades of buildings and balconies
  • - Do not use balconies as places of storage for any purpose other than seasonal furniture
  • - Do not shake or hang sheets, clothes or curtains or rugs or mops or laundry on balconies or railings of homes
  • - Do not light barbecues on balconies of apartments
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness in all segments of society, among residents or visitors of these complexes by reaching them in their place of residence. The outcome will be to preserve upscale appearance, which is characteristic of the Emirate of Dubai by reducing the off-putting appearances which adversely impact the overall aesthetics. The fine for misusing your balcony or damaging the façade of the building in Trakhees-supervised residential communities will be Dh500 per offence.

In a statement the authority said initially officers would be warning residents not to misuse their balconies, set up barbecues, or fix any satellite dishes, and those failing to follow the rules will be fined Dh500.

Areas under Trakhees’ supervision, as per Degree No 22, includes, but not limited to Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Heights Jumeirah Village, Jumeirah Lakes Tower, Jebel Ali Downtown, International City, Discovery Gardens.

Last week Community Conformance Division (CCD), Department of Planning & Development of Trakhees has informed residents 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.

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