Abu Dhabi authorities towing away dirty cars from parkings due to 'disfiguring the public appearance'
The Abu Dhabi municipality is towing away dirty cars that are left in paid residential parking areas while their owners travel overseas.
Residents have to pay large fines to have their vehicles returned because the cars were "disfiguring the public appearance".
Abu Dhabi Municipality said cars would be towed away for being dirty whether owners had paid for a space or not. It said the fine for having an unwashed car towed was Dh3,000 under laws protecting the city’s appearance and public health.
"If the vehicle is found to be disfiguring the public appearance, a warning is pasted to remove the vehicle within three working days. If they fail to remove or clean it, a fine is issued and the vehicle is towed away," the municipality's spokesman said.
"There are private companies for car washing in Abu Dhabi Island and residents can get a contract with the company or they can park their vehicles at any airports of the UAE," he said.