Eating banned on Dubai Metro trains as Ramadan approaches

28/07/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Eating banned on Dubai Metro trains as Ramadan approaches

Eating has been banned on the Dubai Metro and anything ending their fast during the upcoming Ramadan will be faced with a fine.That is according to Ramadan Abdullah, the director of operations and rail agency at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), who told Gulf News that "the rule won't change" after the festival ends.He added that people will be able to sit on chairs in the platforms and eat, people looking at Dubai property investment could be interested to learn.Mr Abdullah told the news provider that the move is to maintain cleanliness on the transport system."Honestly, we've seen someone feeding a child on the train and wiping her hand on the seat," he said."Others wouldn't like to use dirty seats. Hence, we would like to protect other commuters by avoiding possible spillage of food or mess created while eating. We also have to protect our assets. We don't want to end up with dirty and smelly units."Elsewhere, Dubai has opened its doors to luxury Italian footwear brand Casadei.