Dubai: Emaar bans Festival lights in ‘Emirates Living’ resident’s villas!

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Residents say they are not spoiling the aesthetics of the place or going any wrong.

Dubai: Emaar is cracking down on posh Emirates Living residents for fixing festival lights outside their villas, residents have said.

An Indian resident of a sprawling five-bedroom villa in Meadows said she was recently notified by Emaar to remove the lights outlining her villa entrance. In a notice to the resident last month, Emaar said fixing lights on villas was a violation and that they needed to be immediately brought down.

“There is a lot of effort that goes into fixing lights on the walls. I had to hire a professional to do the job and it took him almost four hours to complete the work. This is why I have permanently left them on the wall.

“I don’t keep them on all the time, so from an aesthetics purpose, it should not be an issue,” said the Meadows resident.

Another Meadows resident said she was warned by Emaar to remove lights adorning her villa entrance. “I bought special LED lights from a company which fixed it for me. The whole thing cost me around Dh6,000 as my villa is big. But I had to bring it down. I really don’t see an issue here as the lights are switched on only during special occasions.”

She added that other residents at Emirates Living were changing the colour of their exterior walls and garage floor and that it was a bigger issue. “I’ve seen a Lakes resident painting his garage floor dark brown and the adjoining wall in dark orange. It is very garish and striking, and not in sync with Emaar’s colour scheme. How come Emaar is fine with this?” she asked.

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