DUBAI - Dubai Municipality has revealed that 1,303 new food establishments were opened during 2020 in the emirate, at the rate of 3.5 establishments per day.
Sultan Al Taher, Director of Food Inspection Section at Dubai Municipality, said that the total number of food establishments in Dubai at the end of last year reached 19,259, which is expected to reach 20,000 before October, 2021.
"The increasing number of new food outlets in Dubai is due to the fact that the emirate enjoys enormous global reputation and great confidence among investors, in addition to the consumers’ confidence in the regulatory authorities that ensure the health and safety of food in the emirate. The food safety system in Dubai is distinguished by being a smart system, which has made the emirate one of the best cities in the world in this field," Al Taher explained.
He said that Dubai government has also provided support to the economic sectors, through economic stimulus packages, to ensure business continuity and sustainability, and succeeded in the gradual return of economic life, with the directions of the country's leadership.
WAM/Esraa Ismail/Rola Alghoul
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