No campaign to evict families sharing flats

DUBAI - Families are allowed to stay in shared flats as long as they are not a source of nuisance for others, said Omar Mohammed Abdul Rahman, Head of the Building Inspection Section at the Dubai Municipality, said yesterday.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 22 Jul 2008, 1:50 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:14 PM

"There are no plans now to launch any campaign to evict families sharing apartments. But it doesn't mean that a huge crowd of people could live in a single flat. In fact, there is a norm stipulating the number of people allowed in a flat, depending on its size. We are not against sharing of apartments by families," he said.

Earlier, the official had said in a statement that if anybody complained about the families staying in a single flat and creating problems for the neighbours, the municipality will conduct inspections and take necessary actions. Partitioning of rooms is a strict no, the official said.

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