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The UAE stinks

Open sewers are a problem in the UAE

December 30, 2008 1:30 by

A residential area in Sharjah, Bu Tina has been partially submerged in sewage for months. According to an article in Gulf News, residents in the area have asked their landlord to do something about it, but they were told to complain to the municipality. The municipality then said that it’s the landlord’s responsibility to hook the building up to the sewage system.

What’s wrong with this nation and sewage? Why are there so many areas with sewage problems? And it isn’t just new neighborhoods that have a problem. It’s neighborhoods like Mirdif and Garhoud, which are some of the first residential areas around. Why isn’t the nation doing anything to solve the sewage problem?

Does anyone know of any government plans to sort the UAE’s sewage problem out?

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  1. Ralf on December 31, 2008 9:44 am

    I know that a couple of treatment plants exist in Dubai. The one I know of is in Al Awir. However, being a resident of Mirdif myself, I ask myself the same question everyday. Having to pay a huge sum of money just to smell sewage every morning and evening is not right. Top that up with the noise pollution from the passing planes and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a very unhealthy living. No options.

  2. Obelix on January 4, 2009 3:39 pm

    Check the article in Gulf News today re International City. To add insult to injury, the cops have been issuing fines for parking on the pavement if you do not want to park in the submerged area.

    Either way you lose :)

  3. Roshni on January 22, 2009 11:07 am

    Its not Dubai alone everywhere it the same all emirates. can you see any complains from any other emirates why is it because the reports dont cover those areas. Ajman faces sewage problem. The new building which is said to be freehold, advts say Hassle free life it nothing u need to visit the place personally to know whether it is hassle free. Seweage water flows out from the main sewage line and gets flooded in front the old villas which is just opposite the road. the Road is full with seweage water. Ajman Muncipality charge for a 1 bedroom flat 70 – 75 Dhs per month for sewerage.


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