No curtains required for Abu Dhabi restaurants this Ramadan

Confirmation came via a circular from the DCT yesterday…

Although putting up restaurant partitions and curtains has been a long-observed tradition in the UAE throughout the Holy Month, in recent years Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) stepped back from making it a mandatory requirement.

In a circular issued on Tuesday April 6, it said: “Establishments will be allowed to provide catering services as per usual practice during the Holy Month of Ramadan without installing curtains or covering facades.”

Circular 15/2021 was issued as an amendment to an earlier circular (14/2021) which obliged restaurants, cafes, and hotels to install partitions.

Partitions were formally used to shield those fasting from being able to…

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