x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Abu Dhabi to create new spaces for barbecues

Barbecuing in Abu Dhabi city is authorised in only seven public parks, but the municipality has plans to create new spaces and develop existing ones to meet rising demand.

Barbecuing in Abu Dhabi city is authorised in only seven public parks, but the municipality has plans to create new spaces and develop existing ones to meet rising demand.

The municipality said barbecuing is currently allowed at the Family Park (A) and (B), Al Rasmiyya ("the official") Park, Heritage Park, New Airport Park, Al Wathba Park and the parks on Al Khaleej Al Arabi Road, according to Al Ittihad, the Arabic-language sister paper of The National.

The announcement comes after some members of the community complained about being fined as much as Dh500 for barbecuing in areas that used to be tolerated as barbecue spaces and still have no signs prohibiting the activity.

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