New decree in Dubai prohibits residential majlises from collecting donations.
13 January 2022, 12:00 AM
31 January 2022, 12:00 AM
In his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, issued Decree No. (1) of 2022 on Residential Neighbourhood Majlises in the Emirate of Dubai.
Under the order, neighbourhood majlises must not “involve themselves in politics or inciting hatred, racism or sectarianism” or discuss issues which may “affect the stability and the security of the nation”, state news agency Wam reported.
They are also prohibited from receiving, collecting or promoting donations
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.
The director general of the Community Development Authority will oversee the implementation of the decree, which will take effect when published in the Official Gazette.
Earlier this week, Sheikh Mohammed spoke of the need for the Emirates to work as one to build on the country's achievements.
The UAE is taking important strides towards its next half century of prosperity, having ended 2021 by marking its Golden Jubilee.