Dubai shuts down 107 salons for poor hygiene

Dubai Municipality issued 6,408 fines against barbers and hairdressers for using dirty tools, neglecting hygienic practices

Dubai: Dirty scissors and unsterilized combs are just a few of the offences found in some hair salons across Dubai.

But now, in a bid to curb such unhygienic practices, Dubai Municipality has shut down 107 salons and issued 6,408 fines to barbers and hairdressers looking to cut corners.

Out of the 107 salons, 65 were barbershops and 42 were hairdressers.
According to the latest statistics of Dubai Municipality, 10,815 inspections were carried out throughout 2017 to monitor the 3,592 salons across the emirate, which include 1,859 men’s salons and 1,634 hairdressers.

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The municipality cited the salons’ closures “as a result of neglecting hygiene, non-sterilization of tools, and the lack of occupational health cards for employees”.

Source Credit: Gulf News

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