The Department of Economic Development (DED) has instructed traders in the Central Fruit and Vegetable Market and Cattle Market in Dubai to display prices of their merchandise. The move is part of DED’s efforts to protect consumer rights and ensure fair prices for essential commodities during the peak Ramadan season.
DED has also started daily awareness visits to the Central Fruit and Vegetable Market and Cattle Market starting last week to ensure compliance with the new directive. Traders who do not comply with the directive will be fined. Consumers can also report if any of the outlets concerned fail to display the prices as required.
“The Department of Economic Development is maintaining strict vigil against any violation of consumer rights, especially during the peak season. An essential element of consumer rights is the right to know, which implies that consumers should have complete and accurate information of all aspects, including prices, of the goods and services they purchase,” said Abdulla Al Shehi, Director of Compliance & Consumer Protection at the Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) Division of DED.
“The right to representation is also part of consumer rights and DED encourages consumers to report any violation that comes to their notice. Consumers can report violations by calling Ahlan Dubai on +971 600 545555,” added Al Shehi.