Dubai Council to offer Dhs500 million to improve neighbourhoods

Public facilities, playgrounds and parks are set to be enhanced

Dubai Council to offer Dhs500 million to improve neighbourhoods

Residential areas across Dubai are set to see a huge improvement, as a recent meeting of the Dubai Council has agreed to enhance public facilities, playgrounds and parks in the city.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai issued a set of directives including the allocation of Dhs500 million to enhance the quality of life for citizens across Dubai’s residential areas.

That’s not all, as he also ordered the exemption of all citizens from paying mortgage registration fees, along with the exemption of new Emirati owners of houses that do not exceed Dhs4 million from paying electricity connection fees in an effort to ease their financial burden and ensure family stability.

“We will allocate AED 500 million to enhance the quality of life for citizens in residential areas based on their own suggestions and ideas, not government plans,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

“Government budgets are aimed to serve citizens who know their own needs best. We urge officials to listen to the needs of their people from the field.”

He added, “Societal services are the top priority on Dubai Council’s agenda to ensure the world’s best services in neighbourhoods. My message to all government departments is to work closely and consult citizens and provide services directly to them.”

He also issued other directives to form 12 integrated residential councils across Dubai’s neighbourhoods, and informs all of Dubai to offer any ideas on public facilities, playgrounds and parks they need in their neighbourhoods through www.dubaicouncil.ae.

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