Dubai restaurants not required to screen off dining areas during Ramadan fasting hours


Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (Dubai Economy) has issued a circular stating that restaurants in the emirate will not have to screen visible dining areas during fasting hours in Ramadan, WAM reported.

Restaurants will be allowed to serve customers without putting curtains, dividers or facades in place as has been the mandatory practice previously.

Restaurants are also not required to obtain a permit for serving food to customers during Ramadan fasting hours.

The new circular replaces circulars issued in previous years which had required restaurants to block dining areas from the sight of those who are fasting. It will come into effect starting the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.