Friday, 25 April 2008
From the menu
Restaurants in Dubai whose menus are printed only in English have been issued with warning letters by the Dubai Municipality. There is a DM rule, which has been in existence for several years, requiring all food outlets, from Maccas to Level 41, to have menus in Arabic "in addition to any other language". A Dubai Municipality official quoted in the Gulf News said, "The move comes as part of the UAE government's decision to use Arabic as the first language in the country." The restaurants have 15 days to comply or face fines from AED1,000 ($291) to AED10,000 ($2,919).