Arranging A Burial (Muslim)

Burial procedures for a Muslim have to be done immediately. Formalities such as getting the death certificate and cancelling the visa can be done after the burial (within one month of the death). Graveyards are situated in Sonapur, Al-Qusais, Bur Dubai and Al Qouz. 


  • Deceased was a Muslim
  • Deceased was resident in UAE
What to bring
  • Passport of next of kin
  • Fees:
  • Dhs.1,010 Dubai Municipality fee
  • Dhs.1,100 adult burial fee; Dhs.350 child burial fee


  • Submit passport to Dubai Police HQ.
  • Original passport of the guarantor or next of kin will be retained by the police, and returned after all documentation is complete (within one month of death).
  • The police will issue an NOC (in quadruplicate) requesting Dubai Municipality to authorise the burial.
  • Submit a copy of the police letter to the Dubai Municipality Cemetery office – this is to obtain permission to dig the grave.

For burial:

  • The Kafan/Dafan Committee at Dubai Municipality will make arrangements for digging the grave, as well as prayers, kafan (coffin) and dafan (burial).
  • Dubai Municipality will advise you when to release the body from the hospital.

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