he Director General, Eng. Ahmed Al-Manfuhi, has issued directions to all departments in the governorate branches, to continue upholding the law with regard to ensuring restaurants and cafes do not operate in the mornings during the remainder of the blessed month of Ramadan, Al-Rai daily reported.

However, they are permitted to open to make preparations for Iftar only, stressing that “setting the opening and closing timings for commercial activities, shops and complexes is an inherent right of the municipality.”