Desert Chill ice-cream van banned by Emaar




Dubai: Residents in Emaar communities are planning to launch a social media campaign to voice their anger after vans of a popular local ice cream company were banned from entering their communities.

For six years, UAE-based Desert Chill has been delivering ice cream in Emirates Living and Arabian Ranches in purpose-built vans. But last week, developer Emaar shut the door on them, saying they are reviewing the list of vendors who would be allowed in their communities.

Desert Chill said the ban came unexpectedly and is a big blow to their business. “The news has come suddenly and without warning after six years of serving the communities and without any incident or issue. We are in communication with Emaar to try and rectify the situation but as of now we have not been successful,” reads a message on Desert Chill’s Facebook page.

The move has also not gone down well with residents. Australian expat Carolyn Deed, who lives in Meadows, said she along with a group of other residents are coming together to launch a social media campaign where people will post creative pictures of how much they miss Desert Chill via hashtags #SaveTheIceCreamMan #Emaar #DesertChillBan #Dubai.

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