Dubai announces precautionary measures for Ramadan

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Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has announced COVID-19 precautionary measures for the holy month of Ramadan.

The guidelines are aligned with the measures announced recently by the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA).

  • The Committee advised the public not to hold large social gatherings during Ramadan, especially to avoid exposing the elderly and people with chronic diseases to COVID-19 risks
  • Ramadan tents as well as Iftar and donation tents are prohibited in Dubai
  • Individuals can perform Taraweeh prayers in mosques in Dubai on the condition that precautionary measures are strictly observed
  • The maximum duration of prayers (Taraweeh and Isha) has been capped at 30 minutes
  • A decision regarding the Qiyam-ul-layl prayer performed on the last 10 days of Ramadan will be announced later based on an evaluation of the situation

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