New Regulations For All Shawarma Shops in UAE Have Arrived

Some interesting news for Shawarma lovers: New federal standards issued by the government will set tighter regulations for one of the most popular sandwiches in the Middle East. Here’s what it means for tahini-obsessed foodies

Sharwarma shops to follow new food rules

From food prep to how shararma is grilled at streetside cafes, there’s a whole list of new regulations that shops must now adhere to. Issued by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, the new rules are coming in place to ensure that the mighty shawarma – one of the hottest takeaway choices in the country – is being served in a safe and hygienic environment.

The new requirements now also prohibit the practice of roasting and selling outside the limits of the shop. We’re not exactly sure how streetside cafes will deal with shawarma rotisseries that perhaps extend outdoors, but we imagine changes are underway.

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