In an effort to clear up any rumours flying around Dubai, the Dubai Municipality now have a WhatsApp service you can contact.
21 June 2016| Last updated on 24 July 2017
Whether you've heard it on the grapevine at work, or through gossiping at your last social excursion, or perhaps you read something questionable on your social media channels... Regardless of how you heard them, rumours do nobody any good.
This is the attitude adopted by Dubai Municipality, who in their efforts to clear up any rumours that may be circulating - it could be about a drink being carcinogenic, to unhygenic restaurants - have a WhatsApp number residents of Dubai may message to clarify.
As always with rumours, they're often turned out to be untrue, and so Dubai Municipality are stepping in to ensure rumours are eradicated in a timely and respectful manner.
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Residents can send images, videos or messages about rumours they've heard out and about to a dedicated WhatsApp number, and the municipality promise to respond to your query within eight hours after validating whether the rumour is true or false.
So do you have something you want clearing up, or spotted something while out and about that's a little questionable? Simply send your concerns via a WhatsApp message to +971 50 107 7799
Check out the below Instagram post from Dubai Municipality's account!
. تعتمد بلدية دبي مبدأ الشفافية وتؤمن بأهمية القضاء على الإشاعات واحتوائها بسرعة ومنطقية، وذلك بالتأكد من مصادر الأخبار وقيامها بالتوعية المجتمعية من خلال قنواتها المتعددة. ويمكن الآن للجمهور إرسال أي شائعة أو خبر مشكوك فيه فيما يخص مجال البلدية على الواتس أب +971501077799 أو عبر صفحاتنا للتواصل الاجتماعي Dubai Municipality adopts the principle of transparency and believes in the importance of eradicating rumors quickly and logically, by verifying the news' sources and by raising community awareness through multiple channels. Now, The public can send any doubtful news or rumors with regard to the area of the Municipality on this Whatsapp # +971501077799 or through our social media pages. #دبي #بلدية_دبي #الخبر_اليقين #DubaiMunicipality #Dubai #mydubai