Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 8 April 2020

Coronavirus: Dubai shisha cafes caught serving during ban

Outlets in Dubai Marina, Deira and International City were shut down by inspectors

Dubai and Abu Dhabi banned the sale of shisha to help to limit the spread of coronavirus. AFP
Dubai and Abu Dhabi banned the sale of shisha to help to limit the spread of coronavirus. AFP

Dubai’s shisha cafes have been warned about flouting a city-wide ban after nine establishments were caught serving customers.

Municipal inspectors found the tobacco on sale in Dubai Marina, International City and the Muteena and Murar districts of Deira, officials said on Tuesday.

Dubai Economy, which regulates many of the city’s restaurants and shops, ordered a two-week ban on March 12 to curb the spread of coronavirus. Abu Dhabi has imposed the same.

The authority is conducting inspections with Dubai Municipality to ensure compliance with the order.

It urged the public to report cafes seen flouting rules by calling 600 54 5555 or visiting www.consumerrights.ae

Updated: March 17, 2020 02:31 PM

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