DM keeps Dubai clean during Eid celebrations
Special teams deployed along with intensified routine activities
In order to ensure Dubai remained clean as it celebrated Eid Al Adha, Dubai Municipality deployed special teams and intensified routine activities to manage and collect waste from various parts of the emirate, especially from parks, beaches and other public celebration points.
Abdul Majeed Saifaie, director of the waste management department, said that Dubai Municipality took all precautions to manage excess waste materials during the celebrations and also deployed a special emergency team who were given directions and an action plan to tackle the situation.
"We arranged teams to clean up each area of the emirate, as well as [used] an increased number of waste containers to collect excess rubbish generated during celebrations, in addition to sending teams to roam around the city with the task of maintaining general cleanliness,” Saifaie said.
Suhail Al Awadi, head of the Bur Dubai cleaning unit, said that his team worked round the clock during Eid holidays, collecting a total of 18,400 kg of garbage from places where the main celebrations were organised. The team collected and removed around 5,359 tonnes of waste to keep holiday affairs running smoothly.
Khaled Mohsen, head of operations and cleaning services, said, "Special teams were sent to each area in the city. Ten emergency shifts were allocated to cover the activities during the nights to ensure cleanliness during the celebrations.”
"We were keen on keeping a level of cleanliness over Eid,” Mohsen said. “Our machinery worked hard all the time to keep various areas clean, especially Eid gahs and premises of masjids.”
He said that the waste management department deployed additional teams on the first day of Eid, which included 20 supervisors and 340 workers. "They worked with 50 different kinds of waste removal equipment, expecting excess waste generation on the day of celebration," he explained.