Goals, Principles, & Responsibilities

GAIAE responsibilities

  • 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


  • Create a religiously aware society able to comprehend and deal with new and contemporary challenges
  • Improve mosques and enhance the skills of its staff
  • Facilitate Hajj and Umrah affairs
  • Revive, preserve, and develop the tradition of waqf
  • Enhance GAIAE performance to reach world class performance
  • Establish a distinguished system of policies and legislations to regulate the performance of all organizations in charge of Islamic affairs
  • Establish strategic partnerships that benefit the implementation of GAIAE mission


Sincerity and dedication for the sake of Allah - Exalted be He - and to excel in performing our duties.

  • Belonging to the Nation
  • Loyalty to the Ruler
  • Result-oriented management
  • Be the First
  • Innovation
  • Financial returns and investments
  • Continuous learning

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Last Updated: 26 February 2018