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Dubai bans Ramadan tents in ongoing effort to control COVID-19 spread

Dubai bans Ramadan tents in ongoing effort to control COVID-19 spread
Permits for Ramadan tents have been cancelled across Dubai. (Supplied)

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DUBAI: All permits for Ramadan tents across Dubai have been cancelled as part of the ongoing COVID-19 safety measures, it was announced on Tuesday.

The cancellation means there will be no tents allowed outside mosques, houses or any other public places, a statement issued by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) in Dubai explained.

The tents are usually set up during Ramadan to serve food at iftar and attract large crowds of people as they break their fast at sunset after the Maghrib prayer.

 

 

A similar ban was brought into force during Ramadan 2020.

The Holy Month is expected to start on April 13 this year.

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