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Dubai: Twitterati tear apart coffee in baby bottle trend as cafes warned

Khaleej Times logo Khaleej Times 06/03/2021 Dhanusha Gokulan
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Dubai Economy on Saturday announced its decision to ban serving coffee and other beverages in baby bottles as it presents a risk of spreading the coronavirus. Officials also said the ban was enforced to 'preserve local customs'.

The Dubai Economy issued a press release that said the Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in the department directed coffee shops to stop serving drinks in baby feeding bottles

The release stated the directive was issued after it was found that visitors bring baby bottles to cafes and fill them up with coffee and other beverages. "Inspections teams from Dubai Economy promptly summoned the cafes on being alerted on the negative practice and its risks by social media users," it said.

"Such indiscriminate use of baby bottles is not only against local culture and traditions but the mishandling of the bottle during the filling could also contribute to the spread of Covid-19," said the department.

Soon after, UAE residents took the opportunity to tear apart the trend on social media. While many shared bemused comments criticizing the trend, a majority of the comments revolved around hilarious posts and memes about coffee guzzling babies demanding days off work on Mondays.

Dubai Economy called on the public to report any negative practices they come across through the Dubai Consumer App available on Apple, Google and Huawei stores, by calling 600545555, or via the Consumerrights.ae website.

dhanusha@khaleejtimes.com

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