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15 new UAE rules and restrictions during Ramadan


DUBAI –  UAE authorities have announced strict guidelines for those planning to distribute free food during Ramadan to ensure that protective measures are in place.

It is prohibited for individuals and companies to distribute meals. All meal distribution or donations should be done through approved charity organisations only.

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Authorities also warned people against distributing iftar meals in front of their homes, at mosques or any other place. Exchanging of food is also discouraged.

According to the Dubai Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, the preventive measures are “critical in creating a safe environment”.

The committee urged the public to avoid any large gatherings, including majlis and family gatherings during Ramadan. The elderly and chronically ill are urged to refrain from any public exposure. Here are the rest of the rules:

Prohibited in UAE during Ramadan

Ramadan tents
Iftar banquets in mosques
Iftar banquets in public places
Meals outside mosques, public areas
Restaurant distribution of iftar meals
Any public gathering

Allowed in UAE during Ramadan

Meal distribution in labour accommodation (individuals must coordinate with registered charities, restaurant or accommodation management)
Taraweeh prayer with social distancing
Prayers at mosque, with sanitation measures
Reading of Quran online/digitally
Iftar and suhoor shared by family in same house

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