Officials from Qatar's Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) withdrew the permits - one of which is believed to be the children's clothing store Gymboree - after officers doing spot-checks earlier this week found their discounts to be bogus.
The State Cabinet has tasked the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), which runs the Consumer Protection department, to conduct a study of car dealers internationally, to find out the costs involved in importing vehicles to Qatar.
The dealership will reopen at the end of the month. It was one of three local auto company showrooms that were recently closed for apparently selling new cars to customers without telling them they had been repaired before sale.
Ministry inspectors found some 37 violations after inspecting stores that had promotions at City Center Mall, Landmark Mall, Villaggio Mall, Ezdan Mall, The Mall, Hyatt Plaza, Royal Plaza, Lagoona Mall, Lulu and Dar Al Salam Mall.