Dusty climate in UAE: Residents wait as much as 2 hours for automobile wash – Information

Demand has doubled at service centres

By SM Ayaz Zakir

Printed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 2:07 PM

Final up to date: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 5:33 PM

Automotive washes are seeing brisk exercise after dusty climate prevailed within the UAE for 2 days straight. Motorists are queuing exterior automobile wash stations to rid their autos off the mud. Some have reported ready occasions of as much as two hours.

At a couple of centres, a full automobile wash takes as much as 40 minutes, with a ready time of over half an hour. Good Steam Auto Centre in Al Quoz, Dubai, has been witnessing enormous demand for the automobile wash.

Amar Shahzad

Amar Shahzad

“On the primary day of dusty climate, it was simply 30 vehicles, our every day common,” mentioned Amar Shahzad, operations, Good Steam Auto Centre. However on August 15, the quantity doubled, and the employees needed to constantly work around the clock to cater to the heavy rush. “We cleaned practically 80 autos yesterday, and it was principally a full wash because the residents wish to clear the mud which has accrued beneath,” mentioned Shahzad.

A service centre beside a petroleum station on Shaikh Zayed Street washed practically 120 vehicles on August 15. “It was a mixture of automated wash and handbook wash. We cleaned extra vehicles within the automated wash as it’s fast, and the wait time was comparatively lesser in comparison with handbook wash,” mentioned Patrick Bangcas, serviceman on the station.

Bangcas added that residents go for a full handbook wash after dusty climate. “Contemplating the wait time, the automated wash has develop into a preferable choice for the final two days,” mentioned Bangcas.


Dusty climate has saved cellular automobile washers busy for the final two days as nicely. Imamul Hassan, a personal serviceman on the waterfront market in Deira, used to wash round ten vehicles every day. It got here to his shock because the variety of vehicles he cleaned elevated two folds on 14 August and 4 folds on 15 August. “It was dusty climate on August 14, and I believed it will subside by 10 AM. However individuals who have been coming into the parking of waterfront market employed us to wash their vehicles. I used to be in shock as I used to be fairly busy with cleansing,” mentioned Hassan.

“I used to be ready for the following day, and it occurred as I anticipated. All of us acquired the chance to wash practically thrice our every day common,” added Hassan.

Many residents have cleaned their vehicles greater than as soon as within the final two days. Anand, a resident of Barsha Heights, often cleans his automobile weekly from a service station. “However within the final two days, I acquired it washed twice, and presumably I’ll go once more to get it cleaned,” mentioned Anand.

Shahid Khan, a resident of Sharjah, has additionally cleaned his automobile twice within the final two days. “I had been to the service centre twice, and I needed to shell out practically Dh100 for laundry. However the dusty climate nonetheless prevails. Going to the service station is a bit costly so I employed a personal cleaner for Dh10,” added Khan.


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