Sharjah announces special permits for restaurants during Ramadan

Restaurants and 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 AED 3,000, while the permit to display snacks in front of eateries just before Iftar will cost AED 500.

These permits can be applied at a number of Sharjah Municipality’s food control section counters.

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

For eateries operating during the day:

  • Food must be served off-site, and no customers are allowed inside the dining hall
  • Food preparation and cooking are only allowed inside kitchens

For displaying food outside shops:

  • Eateries can display food on the sidewalk in front of their premises, provided it is not sandy
  • Food must be placed in non-corrosive metal containers and 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 transparent food-grade plastic
  • Food must be stored at an appropriate temperature, and not refrigerated or frozen
  • Food must be prepared at the outlet according to the given approval.

Centres to apply for permits:

  • Al Nasiriyah Center
  • Municipality Drawing Studio
  • Tasareeh Center
  • Al Raqam Wahid center
  • Municipality 24 Center
  • Al Suraa Wa Al Diqah Center
  • Tawjeeh Center
  • Al Khalidiya Center
  • Al Saada Center
  • Al Malomat Center - Branch 3


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