Cremating a Loved One in Dubai: Essential Information on Costs and Documentation

Cremating a Loved One in Dubai: Essential Information on Costs and Documentation

Here's everything you should have ready before proceeding with the registration for the procedure.

Losing a loved one is undoubtedly a difficult experience. Grief and pain accompany such loss, often leaving the bereaved struggling to navigate through everyday life.

In the UAE, when someone passes away, there are established procedures in place for obtaining essential documentation. Additionally, various services in the country provide different options for laying the deceased to rest.

For those whose religion or culture dictates cremation as the appropriate method, here is all the information you need to know about performing this ritual in Dubai.

Where to cremate

Dubai has a dedicated crematorium, located in Jebel Ali.

Documents needed

The crematorium will require you to upload a number of documents on its website in order to register for the procedure.

Here is everything you need to have in hand before you register:

  • Passport copy of the deceased (first and last page)
  • Visa copy of the deceased
  • Marriage certificate (if married)
  • Emirates ID copy of the deceased (both sides)
  • Death certificate, issued by DHA
  • Death declaration or death notification issued by the hospital
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Cremation permit, issued by Dubai Municipality
  • Relative's NOC Letter for Cremation in Jebel Ali, Dubai
  • Applicant's passport copy (first page and last page)
  • Applicant's visa copy
  • Applicant's Emirates ID (both sides)

Registration, cost

To reserve a time slot at the crematorium, individuals need to visit the website of the New Sonapur Crematorium. Upon arrival, applicants are required to register and create an account. Following this step, they can proceed to complete a registration form and make the necessary payment for the service.

In Dubai, the cost of cremation is approximately Dh3,500, inclusive of the Municipality fee.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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