In Dubai, a showdown on shawarma is reportedly coming

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A showdown over shawarma has come to Dubai. A state-owned newspaper reported on Wednesday that nearly half of all shawarma stands in Dubai either will be shut down or have stopped selling the popular Mideast street food. The National newspaper of Abu Dhabi quotes...
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