Mosques in the UAE welcomed back worshippers after closing for more than three months because of Covid-19 restrictions on Wednesday. But there will be several restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Capacity is 30 per cent, and visitors must keep a three-metre distance from one another, wear masks, and bring their own prayer mat and Quran.
All Mosques in the UAE closed on March 16 as one of the safety measures taken by the governmenqurant to prevent the spread of the virus.
Sheikh Dr Fares Al Mustafa, imam at the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque and Centre, said there were 70 worshippers at his mosque for dhuhr prayers on Wednesday.
“I’m very happy that mosques are open again,” said Sheikh Dr Fares Al Mustafa.