COVID-19: Dubai bans iftar tents, large social gatherings during Ramadan 2021, Taraweeh and Isha prayers capped

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COVID-19: Dubai prohibits iftar tents, large social gatherings during Ramadan

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Dubai: Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, headed by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today announced COVID-19 precautionary measures for Ramadan. The measures are aligned with the guidelines announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA).

The committee has 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 have also been 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 during the last ten days of Ramadan will be announced later based on an evaluation of the situation.

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