A few weeks before Ramadan, authorities in the UAE have repeatedly reminded residents to avoid gatherings, especially during Iftars, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Special prayers for the Holy Month of Ramadan will be conducted in mosques, however, women’s prayer halls will remain closed.
Meanwhile, as announced earlier, for all emirates, iftar tents are banned, meal distribution is not allowed inside mosques, and restaurants are prohibited from distributing iftar meals inside or in front of their premises.
Below are the rules that need to be followed in each emirate:
> Large social gatherings should be avoided
> Ramadan tents, iftar donations prohibited
> Special prayers can be performed in mosques, provided safety measures are followed
>Iftar tents are prohibited
> Iftar banquet for groups, distributing iftar meals in front of restaurants, gatherings, or in front of homes and mosques, cars, are banned
> Advertising special offers for iftar meals not allowed
> Distribution of free meals only allowed through the official charitable bodies accredited in Sharjah
> All permits for Ramadan tens canceled
Ras Al Khaimah
> Authorities ban distribution of iftar meals inside or in front of restaurants, or even at homes
> Iftar tents outside mosques banned
> Distribution is permitted in residential labor complexes, provided that the meal is inside a box or bag and are tightly enclosed
> Gatherings not allowed
Umm Al Quwain
> Distributing Quran and other gifts not allowed
> Home visits, family gatherings banned
> Meals must not be exchanged or distributed
> Commercial or private iftar tens not allowed