Feeding birds publicly is prohibited in Dubai and residents have been warned against this practice due to the health, safety and overall aesthetics of the community.
Nakheel Community Management, a subsidiary of master developer Nakheel Properties, has sent out a notice to its community members, reminding them about the Dubai Municipality rules on feeding the birds.
“Providing food for crows, pigeons, parrots and other birds can lead to the breeding of parasites, which in turn can spread disease. Therefore, under the Dubai Municipality’s commitment to safeguarding public health and ensuring community safety, feeding is prohibited, with a potential fine of Dh200 for anyone who disregards the law,”
“Bird droppings are also a potential health risk, can emit bad odours and affect the overall aesthetics of your community. In the interests of everybody’s wellbeing and to ensure that Dubai laws are followed at all times, we kindly request all residents resist the temptation to feed birds. Please ensure all members of your household are made aware of the regulations,”
News Source: Khaleej Times