Abu Dhabi Municipality says no to samosas on streets
Abu Dhabi — The Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has come down on illegal street vendors in Al Bateen municipal centre jurisdiction in its efforts to safeguard public health.
“The centre received a complaint that a group of people was selling foodstuff on the street in Bateen area during weekends and that it looked like a big open market on the pavements,” said Engineer Abdullah Al Aseeri, Director of Monitoring and Enforcement at Al Bateen Municipal Centre. “We formed a team to investigate and confiscated various unlicensed foodstuff, including meat and vegetables, street cooked food and cheap illegal bottles of water bottles,” said Al Aseeri.
The crackdown was carried out in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Police, the Department of Economic Development and Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre. ADM had earlier cracked down on food outlets, salons and residential buildings to ensure that nothing was amiss.
The team surveyed the area for two days during the weekends, especially after mid-Friday prayers to find a large number of hawkers on the wide pavement. “We succeeded in clearing the pavement but we could not arrest any of the vendors. We are on the look-out for them,” he added. Read More