Angry residents of Dubai’s Discovery Gardens are set to take their row to the Ruler’s Court this week in a bid to force developer Nakheel into slashing “exorbitant” service charge fees.

More than 90 tenants and homeowners have signed a petition, set to be presented to the Ruler’s Court and Dubai’s Real Estate Regulatory Authority later this week, which asks the government to force Nakheel back to the negotiating table to review the charges, which cover building maintenance, community and cooling fees.

Residents are due to pay the first installment of next year’s fees on 1 October.