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UAE Announces New Haj and Umrah Regulations; Fines Up to Dh50,000 for Non-Compliance

These new regulations aim to ensure proper organisation of Islamic pilgrimages

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Published on May 27, 2024, 16:05:41


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The UAE has introduced new regulations for Haj and Umrah, requiring operators to obtain prior approval from the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments before accepting applications or requests for these pilgrimages.

Announced on Monday, the authority specified substantial fines for the misuse of pilgrimage services. Individuals, campaign organizers, and offices may face fines up to Dh50,000 for legal violations.

Operators must secure approval from the authority before organising or advertising Haj or Umrah trips. Additionally, collecting or receiving donations for these pilgrimages without a proper license is prohibited.

These new regulations aim to ensure proper organisation of Islamic pilgrimages, including establishing licensing procedures and penalties for non-compliance.

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