Cof­fee shop on our street leads to traf­fic chaos

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7 DAYS -

Liv­ing in a res­i­den­tial area of Dubai the ini­tial feel­ing when first view­ing the Star­bucks at the cor­ner of Al Sin­yar, we felt this would be a bonus. The daily park­ing of Star­bucks cus­tomers out­side the house blocks ac­cess for peo­ple who re­quire med­i­cal at­ten­tion in City Hospi­tal. The am­bu­lance driver had no op­tion but to park a block away and push the gur­ney with the pa­tient along the street. The po­lice have been quick to re­spond un­like Star­bucks who con­tinue to for­ward copy paste mes­sages to my re­quest for a more re­spon­si­ble ac­tion from a dis­creet re­minder sign on the door to a ‘Thank you for re­spect­ing our neigh­bors park­ing ac­cess’ on the re­ceipts. We are a small group of re­spon­si­ble fam­i­lies be­ing ig­nored. Al Sin­yar Street Star­bucks pa­trons have very lit­tle con­sid­er­a­tion for the res­i­dents and we are tired of it. Frus­trated Al Sin­yar Street Res­i­dent Dubai banks should not be al­lowed to give out loans or en­cour­age peo­ple to take credit cards. There is no guar­an­tee that peo­ple who take out ei­ther will be 100 per cent sure they will have a job for the full term of the loan. They are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to get into debt and tak­ing no re­spon­si­bil­ity for their part in the process. The re­sult will be that a lot of peo­ple won’t be able to live here be­cause most peo­ple have to take out loans in or­der to pay rent, get a car etc. AK Wells Dubai

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