Dubai bans cooking with alcohol

DUBAI: Dubai restaurants will face stiff fines for cooking with

alcohol following a municipality ban, a United

Arab Emirates newspaper

reported today.

The National daily reported that Dubai’s municipality sent a notice to restaurants banning the sale of dishes cooked with alcohol and threatened fines of up to 5,445 dollars. Restaurants had ignored a previous ban on using alcohol, a common element in dishes such as sushi and Teriyaki sauce, and in European cuisine. “There have been a lot of violations, with hotels often hiding content of alcohol in food from customers,” Ahmed al-Ali, the head of food inspections at the municipality, as saying.