Sharjah steps up inspections on markets ahead of Ramadan

Authorities aim to ensure correct prices are displayed

Authorities in Sharjah are intensifying inspections in malls and markets ahead of Ramadan to ensure all rules are followed. Photo: Sharjah Economic Development Department
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Authorities in Sharjah are intensifying inspections in shops, malls and markets ahead of Ramadan.

The checks, overseen by Sharjah’s Economic Development Department, are aimed at ensuring proper pricing and that goods are sold as described.

They are being carried out throughout the emirate in men’s and women’s salons, and at gold and jewellery stores, which are usually thronged during the Holy Month.

“Inspections also focus on educating merchants about the importance of complying with laws and ensuring that consumers are aware of the price list of the products they buy,” said Salim Al Suwaidi, deputy director of commercial control and protection department at the department.

“Clarifying price lists and ensuring consumers aware of it will help combat commercial fraud and limit negative practices that some merchants may resort to,” he said.

He urged consumers to report any breaches by calling 800 80000 or visiting

Ramadan is expected to begin on April 2 but the date will be determined by a moon-sighting committee.

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Updated: March 31, 2022, 10:21 AM