Fujairah Municipality closed down 40 food restaurants in 2022 for failing to fulfil the civic body's health and sanitary requirements.
The decision to close food establishments was made owing to noncompliance with the municipality's regulations for food safety, according to Fatima Maksah, head of the health control department.
During its inspection efforts, the authorities handed out about 685 fines.
The establishments were discovered to be violating health-safety regulations, particularly those governing the hygiene of premises, equipment, and kitchen items.
Additionally, unfit for human consumption, expired food was discovered on the property.
Additionally, some businesses received fines for engaging in activities that were against the terms of their licences.