During a spot inspection in Sharjah's Al Qadisiya area.


13,000 illegal tenants, bachelors evicted from Sharjah family areas


SHARJAH – Some 13,000 bachelors and illegal tenants have been evicted from Sharjah’s family neighbourhoods since 2020, a Sharjah Municipality official said.

The evictions were carried out in Al Qadisiya area and other residential neighbourhoods since September, with more than 3,000 inspections carried out.

“Inspections were expanded to include residential towers in several areas of the emirate, during which many irregularities were detected,” said Thabet Al Traifi, head of Sharjah Municipality.

“So far, we have carried out 3,000 inspections that resulted in the eviction of 13,000 illegal tenants and bachelors from several family districts in the emirate including Maysaloon, Al Qadisiya, and Al Nasserya,” Al Traifi added.

The official warned that inspections will continue to curb overcrowding in residential areas, and urged the public to report illegal tenants through the hotline 993.

The eviction of bachelors from family neighbourhoods came after an Emirati woman made a complaint to a local radio station that reached Sharjah Ruler Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi.

Following the complaint, Sheikh Sultan issued a directive to evict bachelors from family neighbourhoods in Sharjah. ICA/Expat Media

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