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Abu Dhabi to fine overcrowded residences

violators are to be fined up to Dh1 million, if residences are overcrowded.

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) on Thursday launched the ‘Your home, your responsibility’ campaign to combat overcrowding in residential areas.

As part of the inspection campaigns which will begin in the first quarter of 2023, violators are to be fined up to Dh1 million. As per Law No. 8 of 2019, a residential unit is deemed overcrowded when occupied in a manner that is out of proportion to its area and facilities provided.

It urged all citizens, real estate owners, and businesses to follow the law by limiting the number of people per residential unit and housing workers in residential areas designated for them, away from family homes.

Inspection campaigns will be conducted by the inspectors of the three municipalities of the Emirate.

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