Cousins, Uncles and Aunts
Not Allowed to Share Villa

DUBAI — Contradicting news reports that appeared in a section of the media, a Dubai Municipality (DM) official has reiterated that only one family can stay in a villa.

By Joy Sengupta

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Published: Thu 23 Oct 2008, 12:35 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 7:36 PM

Omar Mohammed Abdul Rahman, head of the Building Inspection Section at the civic body, said on Tuesday that relatives like cousins, uncles or aunts etc are not allowed to share a villa under the new ‘one villa-one family’ rule.

“Suppose there is a family consisting of a man, wife and a kid. The kid grows up to marry and sets up his own family. In this case, we’ll not consider it to be a different family and the whole family can stay in a single villa. But then, cousins, uncles, aunts etc cannot be called one single family,” he made it clear.

The official said that the rule applied to many families sharing a one villa. “This (many families sharing villas) has been the reason for illegal partitions, accidents and unhygienic environment,” the official said.

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