COVID-19: No Ramadan permits for tents in Dubai this year.

People who want to give away free food during Ramadan must first get permission.

Krystien Meyers
March 4, 2021 6:52 PM

As part of the COVID-19 safety measures, all permits for Ramadan tents have been revoked this year. To ensure the public's safety and health during Ramadan, no tents will be permitted outside mosques, homes, or other public places.

During Ramadan, charitable organizations, philanthropists, and government institutions set up tents throughout the UAE to provide free food to people who are fasting. Ramadan is expected to begin on April 13 this year, depending on the moon sighting.

The decision to cancel all permits for Ramadan tents for 2021 was made in accordance with government orders, according to a statement released by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) in Dubai.

IACAD's Executive Director of the Charitable Sector, Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, emphasized the importance of taking precautionary measures to help national efforts to contain COVID-19. Al Muhairi stated that IACAD prioritizes health and safety and that all precautionary steps will be taken to ensure everyone's health and safety during Ramadan.

People planning to distribute meals during Ramadan should contact IACAD-approved and licensed associations and charitable organizations to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 protocol, he said.

IACAD's Director of the Charitable Institutions Department, Muhammad Musabeh Dahi, said the organization was also working with various government agencies and charity organizations to ensure that assistance reaches the most deserving people.

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