Dubai Government announces cancellation of permits for Ramadan tents

The IACAD announcement is in line with COVID-19 safety measures

Dubai Government announces cancellation of permits for Ramadan tents

The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) in Dubai has announced the cancellation of all permits for Ramadan tents, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In line with the UAE’s efforts to contain the outbreak and to protect public health and safety, the IACAD will cancel all permits for Ramadan tents throughout 2020.



This means it is forbidden to bring meals to the courtyards of mosques, all in order to prevent gatherings. However, to participate in meal distribution, IACAD has suggested to go to charities and institutions approved and licensed by IACAD.

The Dubai Government has taken into account necessary measures to provide a safe environment, and the executive director of the Charitable Sector Ahmed Darwish Al-Muhairi has stressed the importance precautionary steps in supporting the national efforts.

Muhammad Musabeh Dahi, director of the Charitable Institutions Department, also revealed that IACAD will continue charitable work in the city.

One digital initiative is the “Meals of Hope”, which aims to help distribute food through precautionary methods to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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