A circular from the Dubai Government has announced that all licensed venues are to stop selling alcohol during Ramadan.
The official notice applies to all venues that hold an alcohol license and restricts the sale of alcohol for the entire month.
The decision to stop selling alcohol in Dubai during Ramadan is a change from previous years.
For the past three years, alcohol restrictions have been loosened across the UAE.
The circular from the Dubai Government states this will be a total ban for the duration of Ramadan.
This news applies to restaurants, pubs and bars. However, room services in hotel establishments are exempt from the alcohol ban.
Staying with Ramadan, HH Sheikh Mohammed took to Twitter to welcome in the Holy Month.
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