Restaurant in Petra closes for selling 60JD watermelon

Jordan

Published: 2017-08-17 17:12

Last Updated: 2017-08-17 18:59


The receipt totaled to 184 JD, 60 of which were charged for the watermelon
The receipt totaled to 184 JD, 60 of which were charged for the watermelon

The head of the Petra Tourism Development Authority, Mohammad Abbas Al-Nawafla, decided to close a tourist restaurant in the city for two months, after images of a receipt started circulating around social media.

Al-Nawafla told Roya that the asigned committee has completed its investigation, concluding that 8 tourists from Pakistan were forced to pay a total of 184 JD: 60 for the watermelon, 84 for 7 shawermas, and 15 for fish.

25 JD were added as a "sales tax".

In accordance with the investigation committee's recommendation, al-Nawafla decided to close the restaurant for a period of two months, as reprucussions for selling food to tourists at inflated prices. 

He added that the closure will cost the restaurant thousands of dinars, and hopes that it serves as a lesson for other restaurant-owners around Petra.

 

This article is an edited translation from Roya News Arabic