Restaurants in Dubai are waiting for guidelines from the Dubai Municipality to know how they should implement a new rule that will require them to display the calorie count of each food item on their menus to help diners make informed choices for healthy food.

The civic food body on Saturday had announced that as per the new rule, restaurants, cafes, and cafeterias (with more than 5 branches, will need to implement the rule by November and all the restaurants, catering establishments and hotels will need to implement it by January 2020.