Palm Jumeirah residents in 2 buildings denied beach access

4006277216Dubai: Around 1,000 residents living in Al Haseer and Al Nabat buildings (seven and eight) on Palm Jumeirah’s Shoreline Development have been denied access to the beach since October 16.

The Home Owners Association (OA) have reached out to IFA, sub-developer of buildings seven and eight, Nakheel, the master developer, and Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Rera) to find a resolution for the beach closure, Julian Redman, resident and Chairman of OA, told.

“Access was restricted with no prior warning or discussion with the residents or the OA. On that Sunday, security guards removed all residents and equipment off the beach, and we have had guards blocking access on either side ever since,” explained Redman.

He pointed out that tactics to remove residents from the beach, along with the aggression shown by Nakheel security guards has been “incomprehensible”. This has caused security to lock the rear doors to the building, which are considered a fire safety issue. Following several complaints by residents, the doors were reopened.

Residents in both buildings are currently paying a service charge for the building along with beach club fees, and master community fees that should give them access to the beach, which is considered a common area — along with the pool and restaurants in the club.

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