Some restaurants and food courts in Dubai will be operating during the day in Ramadan, according to national media reports.

Gulf News reports, mall operators have said food service will be available from 12 noon onwards, although some outlets may start catering to takeaway customers from 10am.

It will be served behind partitions and covered windows.

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Dubai Municipality has also banned the use of shisha in Ramadan tents during Iftar, which begins from the moment the canons are fired till about 9pm. The move is to ensure the health and well-being of families, children and the elderly who can be adversely affected by the heavy smoke that often fills the tents.