Qatar authorities close 11 restaurants for food violations

Nearly a dozen restaurants and cafeterias in central Doha, the Industrial Area, Al Wakrah and Al Khor have been temporarily shut down by Qatar authorities this month for flouting food hygiene regulations.

Photographs published on the Ministry of Municipality and Environment‘s (MME)’s website show expired food, filthy refrigerator and storage conditions and dead bugs in the middle of a bowl of cooked rice.

A branch of the popular Afghan Brothers’ restaurant on Abdul Rahman bin Jassim Street in Al Wakrah was shut on Thursday, March 10 for 30 days for having food that was unfit for human consumption, the ministry said on Twitter.