UAE's guidelines for Eid Al Adha prayer

iStock [For illustration]

The duration of Eid Al Adha prayer in the UAE will be limited to 15 minutes, including the Khutbah (sermon).

Mosques and musallahs (open-air spaces) will be allowed to host the prayers in compliance with COVID-19 precautionary measures.

According to the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), the prayer venues will open 15 minutes before the prayer and close immediately after its completion.

Worshippers must avoid handshakes and other forms of greetings before and after the prayer.

Authorities have also advised elderly people, those with chronic diseases and children under the age of 12 to pray at home as a precautionary measure.

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Business Breakfast

    6:00am - 11:00am

    The Business Breakfast is the day’s must listen for the UAE’s business leaders, and those who aspire to be.

  • Lunch with Lloyd

    11:00am - 2:00pm

    No one knows entertainment better than veteran Dubai broadcaster Mark Lloyd.


  • Green Financing

    HSBC has announced $5 billion in growth lending initiatives, part of it will be dedicated to green incentives.

  • Health Travel Pass

    How do you feel about a health travel pass that records your COVID information ahead of travel?

  • Retail in Times of E-commerce

    How are retail giants like Majid Al Futtaim competing against behemoths of e-commerce like Amazon?

On Dubai Eye