Picture for illustrative purposes: Dubai Cattle Market. Image Credit: Atiq Ur Rehman/Gulf News

Dubai: Dubai officials have started an inspection campaign in the livestock market in Al Qusais to protect consumers from exploitation and price manipulation in view of Eid Al Adha, when demand usually increases.

This year, the annual Muslim festival following the Haj pilgrimage will occur around July 31, depending of the sighting of the crescent moon then.

The Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in Dubai Economy has started the inspection campaign ahead of the festival.

Ahmad Al Zaabi, Director, Consumer Protection, Dubai Economy, said, “We started with compliance and awareness campaigns for the livestock market to ensure the application of sound practices, in line with the Consumer Protection Law, such as clearly displaying prices, not using the high demand as an excuse to exaggerate prices, and ensuring the absence of any other negative practices that may harm consumers.”

Al Zaabi called on livestock traders to adhere to the Consumer Protection Law by issuing purchase invoices to consumers, clearly detailing product and price details, and displaying livestock prices in a visible and legible way.

Al Zaabi said, “At Dubai Economy, we welcome consumer communication, complaints, and enquiries through the Dubai Consumer app available on the Apple, Google, and Huawei stores, on the website, or through the call centre number 600 54 5555. Complaints about price increases should be submitted on the portal.”