The Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi directed all licensed hookah cafes in the emirate to refrain from providing hookah in its facilities immediately and urgently starting today.

And it warned in a circular issued by it that intensive inspection campaigns will be implemented to verify compliance with the decision that comes in the framework of precautionary measures to combat the emerging Corona virus as a benefit 19

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development Undersecretary Rashid Al Balushi told Emirates Today that violators of the decision are subject to penalties starting from the warning and then the financial fines and up to the closing period for specific periods, according to the violation.