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Dubai bans Iftar, donation tents and limits Taraweeh timings


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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Dubai on Thursday announced COVID-19 precautionary measures for the Holy Month of Ramadan, which includes ban on Ramadan tents as well as Iftar and donation tents.

According to the guidelines 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 on the last 10 days of Ramadan will be announced later based on an evaluation of the situation.

Guidelines for Ramadan was issued by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, headed by Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

The Committee 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.

The measures are aligned with the guidelines announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA).

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