UAE: Dubai tenant prohibited from storing kayak and fishing equipment in allocated parking space

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I have lived in an apartment in Dubai for more than 10 years and have always stored a few things behind my allocated basement parking spot – a kayak and a cupboard of fishing equipment, which the landlord accepted. However, this week, the landlord contacted me and said there had been a Municipality inspection and I had to remove everything immediately or be fined Dh5,000. I understand the Municipality may require removal of anything that is a fire risk or hazardous, but I am not storing such items. Is this a new policy? And what are tenants allowed to store in basement parking according to Dubai Municipality? RP, Dubai

I think your answer lies in contacting the managing agent for the building. They will be able to explain what Dubai Municipality would allow the storage of and where. Many managing agents do not allow the storing of bikes, prams, strollers, etc in common areas such as outside apartment doors in communal hallways or rear service areas. They quote fire regulations as the reason for their removal. It is difficult to say why all of a sudden you are now being asked to remove your items, especially as you have the landlord’s consent and presumably have not been contacted by security or managing agents. You could also try calling Dubai Municipality on 800 900 or visit the website www.dm.gov.ae.

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