The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai has announced the mandatory guidelines that are to be followed for prayers during Ramadan.
The guidelines are under the directive of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management.
Isha and Taraweeh prayers in mosques will be limited to 30 minutes and individuals need to maintain social distancing and wear face masks.
Individuals need to bring their own prayer mats and should avoid handshakes or physical contact with others.
Iftar donation tents and Iftar tables are not allowed this year.
Mosques will stay open from Azan until the end of the obligatory prayer. Isha prayers will be held for five minutes before Azan.
All mosques will close immediately after prayers and praying alone after the main prayers have been held will not be permitted.
Individuals with chronic illnesses or compromised immunity are advised not to pray at the mosque.
Inspections will be conducted to ensure all the guidelines are being followed.