KHALEEJ TIMES, Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 | Jamada
Al-Aakhirah 11, 1443
New decree in Dubai prohibits residential majlises from collecting donations
Emirates: A new decree issued in Dubai prohibits residential
neighbourhood majlises from receiving, collecting or promoting donations.
Majlises are prohibited from conducting any activity or providing any service
other than those approved by the authority. They should not involve in politics
or inciting hatred, racism or sectarianism, or discussing anything that may
affect the stability and security of the nation.
The decree on residential neighbourhood majlises seeks to obtain feedback from
Emiratis on their requirements for social services. It will help facilitate
access to social services for Emiratis, enhance community participation,
encourage volunteering and bolster a sense of identity.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime
Minister of the UAE, issued the decree in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai.
The Community Development Authority is tasked with overseeing residential
neighbourhood majlises. The authority will draft policies and strategic plans
and presenting them to the Executive Council for approval. Other duties include
approving events held in majlises, enhancing interaction among Emiratis and
facilitating access to the services the authority provides.
The authority also tasked with facilitating the participation of senior
officials and dignitaries in events and activities held in such majlises.