Abu Dhabi cracks down on illegal satellite dishes

Abu Dhabi cracks down on illegal satellite dishes
Satellite dishes and some flags are fixed at the socalled Pallasseum building seen on June 18 2008 in Berlin The apartment building with more than 500 flats also known as Sozialpalast social palace was constructed in 1977 after plans of German architect Juergen Sawade When Germanys national football team faces Portugal in their quarter final match of the Euro 2008 European Football Championship on June 19 2008 thousands of Germans will sit in front of their televisions to follow the match AFP PHOTO BARBARA SAX Photo credit should read BARBARA SAXAFPGetty Images
Published: 1 April 2018 - 7:52 a.m.

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) carried out a citywide inspection campaign to crack down on illegal satellite dishes on rooftops and balconies.

An inspection and awareness campaign was carried out with the City Centre Municipality, aimed at removing illegal satellite dishes.

The Abu Dhabi city authorities already have Law 2/2012 in place according to which owners need to maintain the “aesthetics” of the city’s appearance. The law specifies not more than 4 dishes per rooftop, whether a single dwelling or apartment block. Dishes are totally forbidden from being mounted on balconies or garden walls, and cables cannot be strung loosely across buildings or facades, as per the law.

Violators face Dh2,000 in fines for breaking the law.

During the campaign, the municipality issued 22 warnings to violators according to media reports. They were asked to remove them and instead install upto 4 communal satellite dishes system to meet the requirements of residents of the building.


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