An Oasis car dealership has been closed for one month for failing to import and sell new vehicles up to specifications, Qatar’s business ministry has said.
The branch is located off of Airport Road and B-Ring, near the site of the former “Crazy Signal.”
According to the company’s website, it sells all types of new and used vehicles, and also operates in Dubai and Jordan.
إغلاق إداري لمعرض سيارات بمنطقة الدوحة الجديدة، بسبب توريد وبيع سيارات جديدة غير مطابقة للمواصفات القياسية المقررة. pic.twitter.com/5w40lmFl3N
— وزارة التجارة والصناعة (@MOCIQatar) October 16, 2016
Speaking to Doha News this morning, a salesman confirmed that the branch was shut yesterday.
He added the closure had to do with the way the company had been importing vehicles.
Inspectors have previously closed down other branches of car dealerships, but for different reasons.
Last year, Qatar’s main Nissan, Chrysler, Honda, Land Rover and Toyota showrooms were all temporarily closed by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC).
They had apparently failed to inform car buyers that their new vehicle was damaged while being shipped and repaired once it arrived in Qatar.
Effective last summer, agents and showrooms must now obtain “a written endorsement” from customers showing they are aware of all repairs performed on a vehicle prior to its purchase.