If you’ve got a dirty car and plan to wash it when you get back from holiday, or even if you are in UAE but not washing your car properly, think again
You’re carelessness could cost you Dh500 in fines from municipality.
According to a rule issued by Dubai Municipality, residents will be issued with a Dh500 fine if they leave their vehicle parked on public parking spaces, and leave it unwashed for a long period of time.
Not only in Dubai, has Sharjah municipality also giving dh500 tickets to dirty car owners.
Dubai Municipality previously explained that this type of behavior can “tarnish the aesthetic appearance of the city,” and issued the reminder to residents who might be planning a long trip abroad during their summer holiday.
Municipal inspectors will target vehicles that look as though they have not been used in a long time, which means they will look out for the big tell-tale signs on the car, and check if it is damaged, vandalized, contains rubbish, or if it has been stationary for a long time.
Once the unkempt car has been identified, inspectors will stick a notice on the vehicle’s windshield.
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If the vehicle owner does not contact the municipality to pay the fine, the vehicle will be sold by auction, as per the rules issued by Dubai Municipality.
Tips to Avoid Fine and keep Car Clean:
1: Try to wash your car every week or at least within 10 to 15 days.
2: Ensure that the vehicle is properly dried after a wash.
3: Remove any excess mud or dirt from the bottom of the vehicle’s exterior.
4: Wax your car every six months or at least once a year.
5: Keep the floor mats dry during the rain to prevent it from rusting in the vehicle’s interior.