With days left for the Holy Month of Ramadan to begin in the UAE, Dubai authorities have issued new guidelines for operations of restaurants, hotels, cafes, and shisha cafes across the emirate. The Dubai Municipality had directed all hotels, restaurants, cafes, and shisha cafes to close their business operations by 4 am throughout the Holy Month.
The new guidelines have been issued in accordance with the directives approved by Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in terms of public compliance to COVID-19 protocols with the aim of curtailing the spread of the virus.
In addition, the Dubai Municipality has called on the aforementioned establishments to stop approving food delivery orders at 3 am.
The Dubai Municipality has also noted that designated inspection teams will conduct regular intensive inspection campaigns to ensure that businesses comply with the necessary COVID-19 protocols. Establishments found in violation of the precautionary measures will be penalised as per the approved rules and regulations.
The Holy Month of Ramadan is scheduled to begin on April 13 depending on the sighting of the moon.