You can now be fined AED500 for hanging washing on your balcony in Dubai
You can now be fined AED500 for hanging washing on your balcony in Dubai

You can now be fined AED500 for hanging washing on your balcony in Dubai

Property developer Nakheel has announced it will start fining residents AED500 if they’re caught ‘misusing’ their balcony in Dubai.

“Airing laundry in the balcony or hanging them from a window or railing, distorts the image of the building and is not permitted” read the notice released yesterday across Dubai.

Nakheel also said that balconies should not be used to store ‘furniture, mops, flammable liquids, toys or other items. Only outdoor furniture is allowed in balconies.”

The notice also asked that residents not feed birds as “this creates a nuisance and mess due to droppings. Cigarette ashes and butts pose a serious fire hazard and should not be thrown from balconies or windows.”

Installing satellite dishes ‘or any other type of antennae’ is also considered illegal under the new rulings.

Nakheel also warned residents that any balcony extensions or alterations could fetch a penalty of AED2,000 as well.

Nakheel properties include buildings in Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Dragon City, Warsan Village and International City. In total, it houses around 300,000 people.

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