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Tourism Ministry allows 300 cafés to serve hookah


AMMAN — The Tourism Ministry on Saturday allowed some 300 restaurants and cafés to serve hookah without issuing fines against them provided that they rectify their status by December 31.

In case of exceeding the given period, legal actions will be taken against the establishments in accordance with the law, the ministry noted.

Tourism Minister Lina Annab said that the government has stopped fining tourist restaurants and cafés that have not obtained legal permits to serve hookah, on the condition that they rectify their status by the end of this year, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.    

Annab said that the ministry, the Jordan Restaurant Association, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and the Health Ministry reached a solution for the issue of serving hookah in tourist establishments.

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Source: Jordan Times

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