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Dubai motorists warned not to play loud music

Vehicles to be confiscated if motorists play loud music while driving in residential areas

  • By Bassma Al Jandaly, Senior Reporter
  • Published: 00:51 May 22, 2013
  • Gulf News

Dubai: Motorists who play music at full blast while driving in residential areas will have their vehicles permanently confiscated, Dubai’s Police Chief said on Tuesday.

Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, said that people in residential areas, especially Jumeirah, have been complaining about motorists who drive their cars after midnight playing loud music. Residents have also complained about noisy motorbikes.

“Such behaviour is not acceptable and the car or vehicle which plays loud music or any kind of noise will be seized and will not be returned at all,” said Lt General Dahi.

He said that police patrols and undercover police will keep an eye on those who are misbehaving on the roads.

He said this was not a new rule and had been in place a long time.

“We are only reminding motorists to be decent while driving and to not disturb families in their homes,” he said.

He said those who wished to listen to loud music could go to remote inhabited areas to do so.

Comments (13)

  1. Added 18:14 May 22, 2013

    Motorists making loud noise, same time Pedestrians enjoying music using the headphone and those using mobile phone to cannot listen to warning signals of moving vehicles.

    babu, dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 16:38 May 22, 2013

    They talked about loud music; but what about action against noisy motor bikes in the night?

    Khal, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 15:28 May 22, 2013

    This is great news. I would request Dubai Police to please check Al Hadiqa Road at nights. Every night, residents at Wasl Square are tortured with the noise emanating from these bikes and fancy cars. We look forward for some quick action in this regard.

    Ramesh, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 15:19 May 22, 2013

    It is nice that the Police make sure that the rules are reminded to the public. The rules are always in place for the safety of public, but it is a pity that many do not abide by them. Most youngsters think that doing such acts makes them stand-out from the rest and shows their daring (in fact shows their mischievous & ignorant nature). However, it will be nicer to have more police patrol inside areas + cameras at a few junctions + speed breakers on some roads within the areas & near supermarkets

    Habeeb Hassan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 14:53 May 22, 2013

    I live near Naif Park, Deira. Shopkeepers turn on their music systems from 10am - 10pm. whenever we call police at noon they switch off their state of the art speakers for a few minutes until the police patrol leaves, than again they switch on their music systems. no one bother that people live in this neighbourhood too

    khalid, Dubai, Pakistan

  6. Added 12:54 May 22, 2013

    Very nice move by authorities

    Moahmmad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 12:36 May 22, 2013

    i couldnt thank more... its soo annoying to hear the music blast.. not only at night, but also during the day time... ok fine, u wanna hear loud music, just close the shutters up and enjoy it for yourself.. its totally enoying!!! NOT SO COOL

    anonymous, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 12:23 May 22, 2013

    What about drivers who rev up their engines thus breaking the sound barrier up to 3:00 a.m. The underpass (parallel to the Sheikh Zayed Road, outside French Bakery) urgently needs to be monitored. An elderly person or young children could be shaken out their sleep with the sudden but loud roars deep into the night - every night!

    Hazel Carvalho, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 12:17 May 22, 2013

    This is a common issue in Dubai international city at night 3AM,there is loud music from cars in the Parking Area and in roads

    Manu, dubai, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 12:06 May 22, 2013

    Fantastic! Lets hope for the end of such nuisances in the coming future.

    Rizwan Kazi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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