UAE authorities warn residents against drying clothes on balcony. Violators will be fined Dh1,000, officials said. According to the municipality, the campaign aims to preserve the beauty of the city and prevent dirty laundry from drying out.
‘The municipal statement states that it is not permissible to dry the laundry on the balcony of the apartment or to hang it on the window. ‘Residents should maintain the aesthetic appearance throughout the city and not let their apartment balcony get dirty.’ As stated in the statement.
Authorities advised the public to adopt alternative modern laundry-drying techniques, such as electronic clothes dryers and laundry racks, to avoid hanging clothes directly above the balustrade facing the street. The city council had earlier warned that misuse of the balcony could result in a fine of 1,000 dirhams and more.