Administrative Resolution No. (333) of 2022

Amending Administrative Resolution No. (83) of 2020

Prescribing the Rules and Requirements for Construction,

Alteration, and Maintenance of Mosques in the Emirate of Dubai[1]

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The Director General of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department,

After perusal of:

Law No. (2) of 2011 Concerning the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department;

Executive Council Resolution No. (25) of 2013 Concerning Mosques and Religious Activities in the Emirate of Dubai; and

Administrative Resolution No. (83) of 2020 Prescribing the Rules and Requirements for Construction, Alteration, and Maintenance of Mosques in the Emirate of Dubai,

Does hereby issue this Resolution.

Superseded Article

Article (1)

Article (4) of the above-mentioned Administrative Resolution No. (83) of 2020 is hereby superseded by the following:

Obligations of Donors

Article (4)

A Donor must:

1.      comply with the construction standards, plans, designs, area, capacity, and Qibla direction certificate approved by the IACAD;

2.     not change the use of the Mosque; or add new services or facilities to, or cancel any existing services or facilities of, the Mosque without first obtaining the written approval of the IACAD and the relevant permits from the competent licensing authority in the Emirate;

3.     bear all expenses and costs of the construction and operation of the Mosque, and of handing it over to the IACAD;

4.     obtain the completion certificate from the competent authority in charge of licensing construction works in the Emirate; and

5.     repair any defects in the Mosque within the first year of its operation.

Commencement and Publication

Article (2)

This Resolution comes into force on the day on which it is issued, and will be published in the Official Gazette.

Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Hamad Al Shaibani

Director General

Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department

Issued in Dubai on 19 December 2022

Corresponding to 25 Jumada al-Ula 1444 A.H.



2023 The Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai

[1]Every effort has been made to produce an accurate and complete English version of this legislation. However, for the purpose of its interpretation and application, reference must be made to the original Arabic text. In case of conflict, the Arabic text will prevail.