Local Order 61 of 1991 (Environment Protection Regulations in the Emirate of Dubai) recommend environmental noise limits (in dB LAeq,T) for different areas exposed to light and heavy road traffic in residential, commercial and industrial areas, as shown in Table below.
Article (42) in Chapter VI Noise Control
Article (75) in Chapter VII Noise Control Regulations
“It shall be the duty of the occupier of any premises or persons operating mechanical devices or drivers of public or private transportation vehicles, houses owners, or supervisors of worshipping place, to adopt the best practicable means of ensuring that the emission of noise from those premises does not exceed a reasonable level. The level is considered reasonable if it does not exceed 55 decibel during the period 7 a.m: to 8 p.m. and 45 dB during the period 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.”