Britain in general, and London in particular, is well known for its collection of the most prestigious Arab and Western restaurants, where the Arab restaurant sector is an important element in the life of the Arab community in Britain and a major economic factor for many families.
In addition to being an important source of income for a number of employees and workers, it is also a destination for many young immigrants at the beginning of their working and social lives in Britain.
The restaurant sector suffered considerable damage after the imposition of a complete closure of the country over months, which resulted in several restaurants being declared bankrupt and closed. Others decided to continue Which constituted an incentive to continue people lives craved special restaurant and evening parties, taking into account the commitment to social distancing and wearing the muzzle.
The restaurant sector faces major challenges, despite the ongoing government assistances that has begun since the spread of the virus and continues to provide low-interest loans and subsidies, but the usual picture of this sector is no longer the same, as people still adhere to the rules for closing and sitting at home.
The pioneers of the restaurants hope to recover economically and healthily from the pandemic, and to return to special sessions where they prefer to stay for late hours, which remove the bitterness of alienation from their eyes.
The number of Arabs in Britain is estimated at half a million, mostly in the capital city of London, and they are no exception in terms of being affected by the epidemic on the health, economy and daily life of its residents.