Officials in Dubai have confirmed that restaurants in Dubai no longer need to be covered or separated during Ramadan.
Previously restaurants had to put up curtains or dividers when they were serving customers during Ramadan. This was to block dining areas from those who were fasting during Ramadan.
But Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (Dubai Economy) confirmed that restaurants can open as normal.
They also confirmed that restaurants and food outlets do not need a permit to serve food to customers during Ramadan.
The new rules come into effect from the first day of Ramadan which will be tomorrow, April 13.
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has announced their workers will have to work five-hour days during Ramadan.
Using Twitter, they announced that workers in ministries and federal employees will need to work from 9 am to 2 pm.
They did add a caveat that some might need to work longer hours if their work requires it during Ramadan.
الهيئة الاتحادية للموارد البشرية الحكومية: دوام #الحكومة الاتحادية في #رمضان من 9 صباحاً إلى 2 ظهراً باستثناء من تقتضي طبيعة عملهم خلاف ذلك. pic.twitter.com/vUZIp6DUBt— FAHR (@FAHR_UAE) April 8, 2021
الهيئة الاتحادية للموارد البشرية الحكومية: دوام #الحكومة الاتحادية في #رمضان من 9 صباحاً إلى 2 ظهراً باستثناء من تقتضي طبيعة عملهم خلاف ذلك. pic.twitter.com/vUZIp6DUBt