47 street vendors arrested in Dubai since start of Ramadan

Dubai Police

A total of 47 illegal street vendors have been arrested for violating public health and safety rules, Dubai Police announced.

Vehicles used for selling fruit and vegetables were also seized in the operation.

Lieutenant Colonel Talib Mohammad Al Ameri, Head of Infiltrators Control Section in the General Department of Criminal Investigation, urged the public to refrain from buying food from unlicenced vehicles "as products may be of unknown origin, expired, and may not have undergone proper quality control checks".

They also "violate food safety standards, with poor display and storage, potentially leading to product damage and serious health risks for consumers".

He advised the public to only deal with licenced food establishments.

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