Dh2,000 fine for installing illegal satellite dishes in Abu Dhabi

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Dh2,000 fine for installing illegal satellite dishes in Abu Dhabi

 

ABU DHABI – Authorities warned Abu Dhabi residents anew against installing illegal satellite dishes, an offence that invites a fine of Dh2,000.

The installation of illegal satellite dishes has been banned in Abu Dhabi since 2015, but many are still flouting the rule and posing a safety risk to residents.

In a recent awareness campaign, the Abu Dhabi Municipality sent out more than 5,000 text messages and posted a social media message calling on the public to abide by the rules.

 

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📡 نفذت #بلدية_مدينة_أبوظبي حملة توعوية عن بعد تحت عنوان (معاً لنقلل الأطباق اللاقطة)، استهدفت الملاك والمستثمرين وأفراد المجتمع في مناطق مصفح الصناعية، والمفرق الصناعية، والنوف، وحميم، وذلك بهدف تعزيز التواصل المجتمعي مع كافة شرائح المجتمع، وتوعيتهم بأهمية وضرورة الالتزام بقوانين المحافظة على المظهر العام. #AbuDhabiCityMunicipality has launched a remote awareness campaign entitled “together to reduce the Satellite Dishes “, targeting owners, investors and community members in the industrial areas of Mussafah, Industrial Mafraq, Al Nouf, and Hamim to promote community outreach to all segments of society, and to make them aware of the importance of compliance with the laws of maintaining the public appearance. #نلتزم_لننتصر #مستمرون_في_خدمة_الوطن ‏‎#عطاء_في_عملي_وسلامه_في_بيتي ‏⁧‫#انت_مسؤول‬⁩ ⁦‪#YouAreResponsible‬ #الإمارات #أبوظبي #في_أبوظبي #UAE ‏#DedicationAtWorkSafetyAtHome‎ #ملتزمون_يا_وطن #بلدية_مدينة_أبوظبي

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The campaign targeted homeowners, building owners and residents in Al Nouf, Hamim, Industrial Mafraq and Mussafah. Surprise inspections were also conducted.

Under municipality rules, up to four satellite dishes are allowed to be installed in the rooftop of buildings. Satellite dishes cannot be installed on balconies.

In Sharjah, authorities issued a similar warning in May, telling residents that those with unsightly balconies will be fined Dh500.

Thabit Al Taraifi, director-general of Sharjah Municipality, said residents have been told against hanging clothes, installing satellite dishes and storing items on their balconies. ICA/Expat Media


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