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Dh5,000 fine for violating UAE outdoor seating rule

With the weather starting to cool for al fresco dining in the UAE, authorities reiterated a reminder to commercial establishments to follow rules on outdoor seating areas.

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality warned that any establishment caught setting up an illegal outdoor seating area will be fined Dh5,000. Violation of permit conditions will also result in a Dh3,000 fine.

In the UAE, commercial shops, eateries, cafes and other service venues need to apply for a permit to set up temporary outdoor seating areas.

The seating areas must be regularly maintained for cleanliness and safety and must be set up in designated zones so as not to impede pedestrians.

In Abu Dhabi, permit requests can be submitted through the TAMM platform. Permits are valid for one year, with a refundable deposit of Dh10,000. ICA/Expat Media

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