You'll soon be seeing a new language on your shopping receipts!

English will no longer be the only one
ByMashal AbbasiWednesday , 09 August 2017
You'll soon be seeing a new language on your shopping receipts!

Until now, all shopping receipts in the UAE were printed in English, from grocery bills to designer hauls. This won't be the case for long.

The Ministry of Economy has just announced that by 2018, all shops and retailers must add the Arabic language into their systems in order to print receipts in both Arabic and English.

Hashim Al Nuaimi, Director of the Consumer Protection Division at the Ministry of Economy, said that since the project was implemented in 2013, as many as 80 percent of establishments have adopted the initiative, reports Gulf News.  

The ministry implemented the initiative after receiving complaints from consumers who could not understand what was included in their receipts.

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