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To Tip or Not to Tip in Dubai

Tips 2015Although it is by no means mandatory in Dubai, tipping certainly seems the norm amongst expats. Whether you are new to the UAE or have lived here all your life, you will probably still find dining out a different experience every time you step through the door of a restaurant. Should I leave a tip? How much and how do I know where the money will go? Is it OK to complain if I’m not happy with the food or service? What happens to the leftover food at buffets, brunches…etc? And what is that mysterious ‘service charge’ lurking at the end of the bill? Then, of course, there is the issue of whether the food is halal or the venue is licensed. So to help you manoeuvre the menu minefield,  Naim Maadad, CEO of Gates Hospitality, has some tips. Read more here.



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