Sharjah Restaurants to Apply for Permits to Offer Food to non-Muslims

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 07 April 2021
Sharjah Restaurants to Apply for Permits to Offer Food to non-Muslims
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Restaurants in Sharjah should apply for a permit to sell food to non-Muslims during the day in Ramadan this year.

Sharjah Municipality on Tuesday announced via Twitter that it had begun receiving applications from food establishments for permits.

Meanwhile, permits related to allowing food display on the tables infront of outlets during Ramadan has been suspended.

The measure is in line with precautionary measures to preserve public health and safety.

Sharjah Restaurants to Apply for Permits to Offer Food to non-Muslims

Here is a list of the guidelines to follow in Ramadan:

• Avoid all majlis and public gatherings;

• Family gatherings should not be held;

• Iftar and suhoor can be shared only by relatives living in the same house;

Sharjah Restaurants to Apply for Permits to Offer Food to non-Muslims

• Avoid exchanging food with other families;

• Refrain from any big gatherings related to Ramadan activities;

• No collective iftar tents; no meals in front of mosque or anywhere else;

Sharjah Restaurants to Apply for Permits to Offer Food to non-Muslims

• Restaurants cannot distribute meals inside or outside their premises;

• Meals can be distributed in labour accommodation, only. Those who are interested in giving iftar meals to workers should contact the manager of the accommodation and a restaurant to arrange the distribution of meal packets;

• Tarawih prayers will be conducted under the precautionary measures already announced;

• Mosques should be sanitised before and after prayers;

Sharjah Restaurants to Apply for Permits to Offer Food to non-Muslims

• Do not distribute physical copies of the holy Quran; people should read the Quran digitally;

• In the last 10 days of Ramadan, the situation will be reassessed and restrictions may be eased;

• Intensive inspection campaigns will be conducted during Ramadan and action will be taken against offenders;

• Elderly people and those with chronic diseases that place them at greater risk should continue to avoid public places;

• Masks must be worn all times outside the home.

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