Abu Dhabi residents asked to meet satellite-dish rule

The public have been asked to support the municipality’s efforts to maintain the appearance of Abu Dhabi by removing satellite dishes that clutter up building roofs and balconies.
A maximum of four satellite dishes connected to a central system can be installed on roofs by building owners, according to Abu Dhabi Municipality rules. Mona Al-Marzooqi / The National
A maximum of four satellite dishes connected to a central system can be installed on roofs by building owners, according to Abu Dhabi Municipality rules. Mona Al-Marzooqi / The National

ABU DHABI // The public have been asked to support the municipality’s efforts to maintain the appearance of Abu Dhabi by removing satellite dishes that clutter up building roofs and balconies.

A maximum of four satellite dishes connected to a central system can be installed on roofs by building owners, according to Abu Dhabi Municipality rules.

Ahmed Al Mazroui, the director of the external centres department at the municipality, said satellite dishes that were distributed randomly on top of buildings and homes distorted the general appearance of the city, especially with wires left hanging from the buildings’ facades.

These dishes and wires were a risk to public safety since no regular maintenance work was carried out on them and they also made it difficult to clean rooftops on a regular basis.

They were also an obstruction in case of an emergency.

The municipality has called on all satellite installation and maintenance businesses to adhere to safety and security requirements.

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Published: August 17, 2014 04:00 AM

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