Arranging A Cremation

The deceased’s body of any nationality or religion may be cremated in Dubai, but only in the Hindu manner.


  • The deceased must have been resident in UAE.
  • All death certificates have been collected.
  • The death has been registered with the Dubai authorities.
  • All financial debts have been settled.
What to bring
  • Death certificates.
  • Cancelled passport and residence visa (original).
  • Written permission from the next of kin or sponsor.
  • Next of kin’s passport (proof of relation).
  • An NOC from sponsor confirming that all of the deceased’s financial obligations have been settled.
  • Dhs.2,500 cremation fee.
  • Dhs.500 deposit, paid upon submission of application and reimbursed on the collection of the ashes.
  • Dhs1,010 municipality fee.


  • Visit the Hindu temple in Bur Dubai to collect a cremation application form and pay the above fees.
  • Submit all documents to the home country embassy, which may require an NOC from the deceased’s relatives.
  • The embassy will issue an NOC for cremation.
  • Visit the Dubai Police HQ, submit all documents and request an NOC for cremation.
  • Visit the Dubai Municipality Cemetery Office, submit all documents and request an NOC for cremation.
  • Once all documentation is complete, the cremation will be organised within one day at Sonapur (Hindu Cremation Ground).
  • Collect the ashes within 24 hours of the cremation.

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