(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Inspections were conducted during Ramadan and Eid holidays to follow up of markets and shopping centres to prevent commercial fraud.The Ajman Municipality shut down four commercial establishments and issued fines or warning letters to several others for different types of law violations during the holy month of Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr holidays.
Saud Sultan Al Shammari Director of the Control and Commercial Protection Department of the municipality said the inspections were conducted during Ramadan and Eid holidays to follow up of markets and shopping centres to prevent commercial fraud.
The inspectors made as many as 465 inspection visits which resulted in closing down four outlets fining 50 others and issuing warning letters to 167 shops.
The violations included sale of fake products running dubious promotions and discount campaigns without permission taking advantage of outdoor spaces on public streets without permission and failure to display the price lists. Some outlets were found practising activities not included in their licences.
The inspections also covered women’s beauty salons of which some received fines and warning letters for not displaying price list and selling and using fake products. The department had allowed commercial centres and markets to extend working hours to midnight to meet the needs of consumers during Ramadan and Eid holidays.
Al Shammari said the inspections were conducted in morning and evening shifts especially during peak hours with an aim to prevent exploitation of consumers and fraud. — afkaralikhaleejtimes.com