Sharjah eateries must apply for food permits during Ramadan


Eateries in Sharjah have been asked to apply for permits to serve food during the holy month of Ramadan.

The permit for preparing and displaying food during the day will cost 3,000 dirhams, while the permit to display snacks in front of eateries just before Iftar will be 500 dirhams.

These permits can be applied for at the Sharjah Municipality’s food control section counter in Suburbs Affairs Department, Industrial Area 5.

The municipality also announced a host of guidelines to display food during the holy month.

For eateries operating during the day:

  • No customers are allowed inside the dining hall
  • Food preparation and cooking are only allowed inside kitchens

 For displaying food in front of premises

  • Eateries can display food on the sidewalk in front of their premises, provided it is not sandy
  • It must be displayed in a closed glass box with a sliding or hinged door (at least 100cm high)
  • It must be placed in stainless steel containers and covered with aluminium foil or plastic wrap
  • Food must be served at an appropriate temperature, and not refrigerated or frozen

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Extra Time

    7:00pm - 10:00pm

    Chris & Robbie bring you the latest from the sporting world plus interviews with upcoming and legendary sporting stars.

  • Nights on Dubai Eye 103.8

    10:00pm - 11:00pm

    Dubai Eye complements the conversation with the music you love from the eighties, nineties and newer.


On Dubai Eye

  • Flying Taxis

    It sounds like an episode of The Jetsons, but the sight of flying taxis whizzing around our cities could be much closer than you think.

  • Tough penalties for deliberate tax evasion

    The UAE has said that tougher penalties will come into force from 1st August for not keeping proper corporate tax records.