Residents attend Homeowners meeting in large numbers

Despite the short notice and lack of proper communication, the recent Homeowners meeting  planned by Al Hamra Estates was attended by over 300 people. Al Hamra Estates were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of questions, concerns, criticisms and suggestions from those present. This meant that no nominations were made and no voting took place.

It appears the plan now is to ask owners to submit nominations with a view to setting up a  new meeting for voting to take place. Let us hope that Al Hamra communicate professionally and in a timely manner to inform them of the names of the nominees, and of the details of the next meeting. If owners are lucky, they might just receive a report from the current meeting!



  1. moe said,

    7 October 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I like this website & I agree Alhamra Estaes are not very proffesional, very poor communication with owners.

  2. Daniela Johnen said,

    7 October 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Expectations were crushed when it became clear that the newly to be created comittee would not be able to interact in any way with the board of AHRE in fact, the names of the board members would not even be disclosed . This lack of transparency is worrying, since the management made it clear that they are not accountable to anyone else.Will the board members get a detailed minutes transcribed from the recording of the meeting, or will they be fobbed off with an edited subjective summary, which is all that is offered to the home owners.
    Sadly The presence of an expat lawyer from a reputable firm did not improve communications during the meeting, since she was bound to uphold her client’s positions instead of being there in an independant advisory and mediator role.

  3. Greg Sturgess said,

    8 October 2013 at 8:29 am

    Good points made by the homeowners. However, as it seems by the numbers presented, that the far greater % of RESIDENTS in the Al Hamra Village are tenants, and not owners, I suggest that they ( the tenants ) also be represented on any committee that is formed. What effects us all as residents , has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that we own or rent. We all live here under the same AH house rules. If a tenant representative is not included, then the vast majority of residents will have no idea about any decision that may directly concern them.

  4. Daniela Johnen said,

    8 October 2013 at 10:53 am

    I would have no objections about a representative of tenants being an observer in the commitee meetings. However there cannot be any voting rights. A tenant will have a very short term view on issues and will have no vested interests in long term benefits and property values. They can move out when the situation deteriorates, a home owner will have to stay and work together with authorities in order to resolve and improve.

  5. Ala Farhan said,

    9 October 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Can somebody tell us what was the end result of this meeting!
    How do we proceed from here?
    Ala Farhan

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