The Dubai Municipality has issued fresh guidelines to restaurants, shisha cafes and hotels in Dubai. They are required to shut by 4am during the holy month of Ramadan, which is likely to begin on 13th April.
As per the guidelines, food outlets should stop receiving food orders by 3am during the holy month.
Another notice issued to food outlets said, “As per the decision issued by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management regarding the Covid-19 protocols, the Dubai Municipality directs all cafes, restaurants, shisha and hotel facilities to close by 4am during the month of Ramadan and to stop receiving food orders by 3am.”
The Dubai Municipality also warned that its teams will carry out intensive inspection campaign to check the adherence to Covid safety protocols and the establishments found violating the norms would be penalised.
The latest Ramadan prayer time table issued by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai says that suhoor time on the first day of the holy month will end at 4.39am (the time to begin the fast), and iftar will begin at 6.44pm, which will make the fasting hours in Dubai on Day 1 to be 14 hours and 5 minutes.
The restaurants and cafes across the city have been operational at 50 percent capacity since February this year, in order to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The Holy month will begin on 13th April, subject to the sighting of the moon.