Your guide to making Eid Al Adha sacrifice across UAE
Dubai - Sacrifices carried out at approved abattoirs ensure that the animals are checked by a veterinarian.
With the Covid-19 threat still looming large, authorities across the country have rolled out measures to ensure there is no crowding at abattoirs on Eid. Authorities have introduced apps so that residents can make the sacrifice requests and get their meat home-delivered.
Sacrifices carried out at approved abattoirs ensure that the animals are checked by a veterinarian and the ritual is carried out in a hygienic atmosphere.
After purchasing their sacrificial animals at the livestock market in Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi residents can take them to the following slaughterhouses: Al Mina, Automatic slaughterhouse (Al Mina), Al Wathba, Baniyas and Al Shahama.
They can also make a request on special apps and get the meat delivered. These include the 'My sacrifice' and the Red Crescent Authority (halal) app.
The four approved smart applications for requesting animal sacrifice under the supervision of the Dubai Municipality (DM) are: Al Mawashi, Turki, Dhabayih Aldaar and the Shabab Al Freej apps.
Residents can place their requests via these apps and the civic body will ensure that clean and halal meat is delivered at their doorsteps. The municipality also ensures that all the sacrificial animals undergo a medical examination before the sacrifice. The meat is also checked after.
Residents can also request animals from DM-approved charities like Dar Al Ber Society, Dubai Charity Association, Red Crescent Authority, Al Ihsan Charity Association, Beit Al Khair Society and the UAE Food Bank.
Sharjah residents offering their Eid Al Adha animal sacrifice can get meat delivered to their homes for a "minimal fee", the municipality has said.
They will just have to go to the livestock market to select the animal, make the payment, and register for home delivery. The market will then be coordinating with the central slaughterhouse to get it done.
Residents have been told that cash will not be accepted at the markets and abattoirs. All payments will have to made through debit or credit cards.
Temporary livestock market in Sharjah
A temporary market has been set up in Sharjah for barn and farm owners to sell their livestock, said Adel Omar, director of the control and inspection department and head of the preparation committee for Eid Al Adha. It will be open until August 2.
Veterinarians are stationed at the site so that animals can be examined before a customer completes a purchase, Omar said. The municipality is coordinating with the Sharjah Police to regulate vehicle movements in the area.
Establishing this market is aimed at limiting the unsafe, random sale of livestock during Eid Al Adha, the official said.
The livestock market in Jubail area is also now set to accept customers, he added. Inspectors have been deployed to ensure customers and vendors are following safety measures like wearing masks and gloves and social distancing.
Omar urged customers to complete their purchases quickly and refrain from staying in the market for long periods of time.