Water Crisis in Palm Jumeirah, residents bath in sea and malls

oceana palm jumeriah

Residents of Oceana, a seven-building complex at Palm Jumeriah have to bath in sea, use shopping malls and other odd spots to relieve themselves.

Water supply was apparently cut off by a pipe burst and the property management firm Asteco allegedly waited for four days to fix the problem, XPRESS reported.

One resident says that apparently Asteco didn’t want to pay another contractor to fix the problem and waited for as long as it took for their existing contracting company to step in.

Rather than fixing the problem quickly, the management offered them a stay into Movenpick Hotel at half the rack rate, which is Dh250 per night, which residents claim is a normal Ramadan rate.

Another resident and his wife used the swimming pool for a quick wash before heading to work.

Asteco Property Management says the work currently being carried out on the lazy river at Oceana was scheduled and residents were informed about it eight weeks ago.

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