In an alliance with Dubai’s Department of Economic Development, the UAE’s Ministry of Economy coordinated multiple inspections of Dubai’s Emirates Cooperative Society during the holy month of Ramadan to ensure compliance with proper business practices.
Nuaimi, director of the ministry's Consumer Protection Department, and Abdullah
Al Shehi, director of the consumer protection division for the Department of
Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, oversaw the assessments.
Al Nuaimi reported that prices appeared fair and price reductions initiated by the Emirates Cooperative Society included many provisions considered to be staples during Ramadan.
"The Ministry of Economy has conducted around 210 inspections of the various markets around the country since the beginning of the holy month and will continue its visits to monitor the market and prevent any monopoly, exploitation, commercial fraud or unjustifiable price increases," Al Nuaimi said.
Representatives from the Emirates Cooperative Society - Al Twar and media members also attended the inspections. Founded in 1976, Emirates Cooperative Society is incorporated under the UAE’s Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.