Locked fire ex­its in our build­ing are a real dan­ger

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7DAYS... -

Is any­one else fac­ing the dan­ger of liv­ing in an apart­ment block with locked fire ex­its? l send this let­ter to raise aware­ness as de­spite voic­ing my con­cerns to the build­ing man­age­ment on April 4 and send­ing no less than four re­minders l heard noth­ing but one re­ply to say ‘we are look­ing into it’, but noth­ing has changed. I am res­i­dent of Ma­rina Res­i­dence 3 and l am faced with locked fire es­cape doors in my build­ing, with the ex­cep­tion of the ground floor. The im­pli­ca­tions should there be a fire on the ground floor pre­vent­ing exit on this floor and thus the need to exit through an­other floor are not worth contemplating. With all floors locked there would be no es­cape and l hate to think what the ca­su­al­ties could be. I am told the rea­son for lock­ing these doors was to pre­vent cer­tain peo­ple from de­liv­er­ing their busi­ness cards un­der the doors. Whilst l ap­pre­ci­ate that this is not some­thing that is wanted or en­cour­aged, surely the safety of the ten­ants is far more im­por­tant. What is the role of the se­cu­rity guards? Should they not be mak­ing rou­tine trips

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