x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Almost half of restaurants granted Ramadan permits receive warnings

Of the 80 Dubai restaurants given a permit to display food publicly during Ramadan, 40 per cent did not comply with health and hygiene requirements in the first week of the Holy Month.

Of the 80 Dubai restaurants given a permit to display food publicly during Ramadan, 40 per cent did not comply with health and hygiene requirements in the first week of the Holy Month, and received warnings from municipal food inspectors.

The food-control department of Dubai Municipality said 95 per cent of the restaurants met all requirements by the third week.

Authorities estimated only 5 to 10 per cent of the establishments were fined, and all of those fixed their problems, avoiding further penalties.

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