The curse of “managed” properties reappeared as water has been disconnected to some buildings in Nakheel-run Discovery Gardens due to non-payment of Dewa bills.
Emirates 24|7 quote the residents:
“We have had no water for three days now. We called the Nakheel call centre and were told the [Nakheel] management was working to solve the issue,” S Kalyan, a resident of one of the Nakheel-managed buildings, told this website.
“We contacted the Dewa call centre and were told that Dh21,000 is outstanding from our building. Dewa told us that there are a number of buildings where they have already disconnected water supply,” she added.
When contacted, a Nakheel spokesman told this website: “We are currently consolidating all the accounts on the buildings that we manage with Dewa to verify the owners of all the accounts. We are resolving such cases immediately to minimise the impact on residents. This process is important to ensure no disruption in services and utilities to residents in the future.”
Residents of Building No 94 said their water connection had been disconnected three days back and they were finding it difficult to manage their daily chores.
Discovery Gardens consists of 26 million square feet and more than 26,000 apartments of various sizes. It is one of the most popular affordable housing communities across Dubai with one bedroom apartments now available for Dh38,000 per year.