Abu Dhabi cracks down on unlicensed street vendors

The crackdown is part of efforts to maintain a "civilised" appearance in cities and to protect consumers, Abu Dhabi Municipality said.

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ABU DHABI // Abu Dhabi City Municipality issued more than 10 warnings and violations to unlicensed street vendors in Al Falah area as part of a continuing campaign.

The crackdown is part of continuing efforts by the municipality to maintain a “civilised” appearance in cities and protect consumers from the risks posed by materials sold in makeshift markets unlicensed by regulators.

The campaign targeted vendors who use lorries to display commodities that fall short of the required health stipulations applicable in Abu Dhabi emirate, as well as vendors who use open sandy areas as places to market their goods.

Examples of goods offered for sale found by the municipality included palm seedlings, vegetables and other goods that did not meet health and safety standards.