Nakheel impounds children’s toys on Palm Jumeirah

Debt ridden Dubai developer confiscates bicycles, strollers and games


Its just another way in which they harass us tenants. i dont have kids or stuff outside my flat but in general, Nakheel think of us as the enemy. changing access rights monthly, - go get this card, bring this and that, then a month later do it all again.

next, lets half the size of the beach and stick another 700 houses on it. ok, now lets open a 24x7 fast food joint.

really horrible small minded lot ? with little to no property management skills

most tenants pray for the day they go bust and Emaar take over. living on the palm is a major hassle.


I'm surprised to see all the comments supporting this 'confiscation'.
I guess most of the supporters don't have kids so they don't understand that there is sometimes a necessity to use a common area or stairwell to store a bike or a scooter, or they're too uptight and have nothing better to do than worry about a child's toy blocking a few inches of their path.
I think the 'clutter', which is not rubbish, gives a homely feeling and is typical for a residential area - otherwise save us and yourselves from the whining and move to a hotel. It's the developer's problem because they never made any bike sheds available.
Securing an emergency exit? I think everyone can dodge a scooter or a bike when fleeing the building - might even use it to gain some speed.
This is pure theft.


@Ayyad...when exactly is there a "necessity" to leave your belongings in the hallway? I have two kids, and have never felt the urgent need to abuse common areas by leaving my personal possessions in them. Your mentality typifies what is wrong with most of the apartment buildings in Dubai, and I, for one, am thrilled that Nakheel is finally making an effort to improve the quality of the building by addressing and remedying the actions of selfish neighbors like yourself.

And, Nakheel gave plenty of warning and published rules, which people voluntarily chose to violate. As a result, this is in no way theft.


Firstly your headline is incorrect, is it designed to put Nakheel in a bad light for acting in the safety and interest of their tenants?

The headline should read "Nakheel removes hazardous clutter left by undisciplined children"

Well done Nakheel, if tenants do not respect one another and show it in such a "couldn't care less about you neighbor actions" then it is about time that they did something to bring order to their properties.

Nakheel would do well to get their security to check who is hanging washing over balconies giving the area a slum dwellers look.

Graffiti is another area that Nakheel needs to act on where the artists even give their apartment numbers.

Howling dogs left alone when their owners go out or to work are another area that should be dealt with with the full force of the tenancy contract. Pet owners know full well that they are not allowed yet continue to flout the tenancy agreement.


Shocked at reaction of Palm Tenants...what type of people are residing on Palm.

Then, there will be who would complain if not allowed "to dry my laundry in common area..."


Our Owners Association did that in our building 3 years ago. What took Nakheel so long? Corridors are common areas which serve as means of egress in case of fire. Cluttering these areas with toys, shoes, or any personal belongings could put lives at risk when people are running away. Those who attemt to use common areas as an extension to their unit should only blame themselves for the confiscation of their personal properties.


Totally agree. It shows a lack of consideration for others to leave the hall way 'cluttered' with personal effects. Your personal space starts on the otherside of your Unit door...not the outside area of the Hall.


Bravo Nakheel for standign up to the right of law and decency fro all concerned. Those who keep things outside their apartment have absolutely no concern for teh inconvenience towards others and degrade the standard of a building. Hope all otehr developments follow suit.
Same goes for the smoking ban in and around a 10m perimeter of buildings, this MUST be enforced for the good of all!


Thank God Nakheel woke up at last.


Totally Agree with Nakheel.
Residents/Tenants must not abuse the common areas .
Well done Nakheel.


Confiscate all the shoes outside the apartments too.


I agree outside your door is common area and residents should not have a single item outside as it degrades the building. Well done Nakheel for taking action.

Just hope Nakheel deals with the following:

1. No dogs in the new park (notices are up)
2. People driving the wrong way on service roads
3. Kick out the people who not paid service charges.

palm polly

and add the following:
4. getting rid of the rubbish in the parks left by the maids
5. getting rid of the rubbish on the tracks left by the maids and children
6. not allowing bikes on the track (notices are up)

I'm sick having to pick up rubbish left by kids and adults, when I am walking my dog! And more often than not its humans that are making the park filthy.

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