FRIDAY PRAYERS TO RESUME AT UAE MOSQUES
- Publish date: Tuesday، 24 November 2020 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021
Mosques in the UAE will open to worshippers for Friday prayers from December 4, 2020.
The announcement was made during the government's media briefing on Tuesday.
According to the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), mosques can hold Friday prayers at 30 per cent capacity. People are also allowed to be in the courtyards during prayers.
Worshippers are required to follow strict safety guidelines, which include wearing masks and carrying their own prayer mat.
The duration of the sermon with prayer will not exceed 10 minutes, while toilets, places of ablution and women’s prayer halls at mosques will remain closed.
Authorities have also called on elderly people, children, those suffering from chronic diseases as well as people with weak immunity to pray from home.