Government Entities General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments

Contact Details

Working Hours

  • Office Hours
    7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Public Service Hours
    7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments

About Department


● Offer religious guidance in the UAE to instill the principle of moderation in Islam.
● Spread Islamic culture and enhance religious awareness.
● Manage and supervise mosques.
● Provide Ifta'(Islamic ruling).
● Organize Hajj and Umrah affairs.
● Hold conferences, seminars, festivities, and religious contests.
● Print and give out copies of the Holy Quran.
● Supervise Quran memorization and religious centers.
● Review religious publications and DVDS.
● Train imams and preachers.
● Grant work permits to imams and preachers.
● Grant work permits to religious centers and Hajj and Umrah groups.
● Supervise and invest awqaf (religious endowments) assigned to GAIAE.
● Promote the tradition of waqf  for the cause of Allah and the benefit of society.

Vision

The GAIAE is a UAE leading entity promoting social awareness and progress according to the tolerant teachings of Islam that recognise the current realities and understand the future challenges.

Mission

The GAIAE works on enhancing religious awareness by building and maintaining mosques and memorisation centres, managing Haj and Umra affairs and investing in Waqf (endowment) for the good of society.

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