Statistics released by Dubai Customs show that the emirate imported AED8.3bn worth of foodstuffs ahead of Ramadan.
These included meats, sugar, vegetables, flour, rice, nuts, bottled water, juice, and dates, weighing a total of 1.5 million tons.
Dubai Customs director of strategy and corporate excellence Ahmed Abdul Salam Kazim said: ““Dubai Customs offers the best facilities and customs services to ensure easy access and entry of these foodstuffs without delay and ensure their quality and that they meet the big demand, especially in Ramadan.”
Kazim added: “We follow smart and punctual procedures in our customs inspection operations to make sure foodstuffs are safe for consumption. Our customs centres have been equipped with the latest technologies developed in-house to provide the best services to investors, merchants and businesses and give them a cutting edge that supports their competitiveness.”