Dubai Municipality Buildings Department has embarked on a campaign to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the city by asking the building owners to improve their external looks. “The Buildings Department is currently investing its human resources of technical personnel of engineers and inspectors to carry out periodic inspection campaigns on existing buildings and facilities in general and on important vital sites in particular for the purpose of monitoring all existing buildings and structures that need to improve their external appearance by performing the required painting or cleaning on its external facades to preserve the urban appearance of the Emirate of Dubai,” said Eng. Layali Abdul Rahman Al Mulla, Director of Buildings Department at the Municipality. She said the aim of the campaign is to ensure the sustainability of Dubai’s urban aesthetic appearance and the safety of citizens and residents of the Emirate and to achieve the strategic objectives of Dubai Municipality, “to promote urban planning policies and achieve a balance between land use and sustainable urban development.”
Al Mulla said the campaign will cover public services and amenities of the buildings and structures that are not committed to periodic preventive maintenance distorting the public appearance and threaten the safety of their inhabitants.
Saeed Bin Humaidan Al Falasi, Head of Building Inspection Section, said the need to intensify efforts by individuals and institutions to contribute with the Buildings Department in maintaining the aesthetic urban appearance of the buildings of the Emirate of Dubai by giving care to them and undertaking the necessary painting works or cleaning the external facades.
He said the Building Inspection Section conducted periodic campaigns on the vital areas of the Emirate, particularly the areas overlooking the Red Line and the Green Line of the Metro and the owners of these buildings and structures were notified on the need to undertake periodic and preventive maintenance procedure.
Al Falasi praised the role of the public who are proud of their emirate and report buildings and structures that are distorted to the public view. He said the Building Inspection Section instructed the owners of these buildings through letters to undertake maintenance works for their buildings, improve their appearance and undertake necessary painting works.
He said the Section has also published awareness leaflets in newspapers and radio targeting these building owners and added that the Municipality will spare no efforts to correct the status of these buildings in order to maintain the aesthetic appearance of the Emirate and the prestigious status of the city of Dubai and to maintain public safety and extend the life of the buildings.
Al Falasi also pointed out that the process of applying for a license for maintenance work does not take more than two working days and is provided through the Dubai Building Licensing System through the contractors and maintenance companies accredited to the Municipality.
He also praised the role of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and Dubai Police in supporting the Municipality in order to correct the status of building violations of all kinds and thanked the strategic partners of other service departments that support the Municipality in maintaining the aesthetic appearance of the city, and appealed to the public to cooperate with the Municipality to eliminate this type of irregularities by calling the toll free number 800900 and report them.