For first time, restaurants in Dubai able to serve food in plain sight during Ramadan


Published: 2021-04-12 15:32

Last Updated: 2024-06-24 10:42

Source: The National
Source: The National

The UAE's National newspaper reported Sunday that Dubai will permit restaurants to serve food in plain sight for the first time this Ramadan. 

Curtains, or other high stands, were previously required so that eating was not in view of other patrons. 

Additionally, "Restaurants are also not required to obtain a permit for serving food to customers during Ramadan fasting hours," according to Dubai’s Department of Economic Development. 

The new rules come just a few months after Dubai relaxed several personal Islamic laws, which allowed unmarried couples to cohabitate, and criminalized 'honor' killings. 

Ramadan is expected to begin Tuesday.