Arranging A Burial (Christian)

A local burial can be arranged at the Christian cemetery in Jebel Ali (04 337 0247). The charity-financed cemetery will assist you with all burial arrangements. Alternatively, see Support network under Registering a death for information on companies that can provide advice and assistance.

Prerequisites

  • Deceased was a member of any Christian community/
  • Deceased was resident in UAE.
  • Death certificates have been collected.
  • Death has been registered with the Dubai authorities.
What to bring
  • Cancelled passport and residence visa (original and copy).
  • Death certificate (original and three copies).
  • NOC from sponsor that all financial obligations have been settled (original and copy).
Fees:
  • Dhs.1,010 Dubai Municipality fee.
  • Dhs.1,100 adult burial fee; Dhs.350 child burial fee.

Procedure

  • Dubai Police HQ.
  • Submit the above documents.
  • The police will issue an NOC requesting that Dubai Municipality authorises the burial.
  • Dubai Municipality Cemetery Office.
  • Submit all documents and the NOC and contact the cemetery caretaker.
  • The caretaker will assist you in arranging a funeral.
  • Contact an undertaker to prepare a coffin.
  • You can arrange for a gravestone to be prepared, but only six months after the funeral.
  • Contact your church if you wish to hold a memorial service.

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