Charity in Ras Al Khaimah
Charitable work and social solidarity have always been a fundamental pillar of social values in UAE. Philanthropy plays a vital role in ensuring community cohesion and synergy. This section provides you with general information about Zakat payment methods, donations and volunteer work.
The Zakat Fund is anAuthority specialising in Zakat, aiming to increase the awareness about Zakat and establish the concept of its effectiveness and the importance of its role in development at an individual and social level. It works to revive this duty in application and practice for the benefit of the various segments in need, in accordance with Shari’a principles, known as the "Zakat" channels.
The Zakat Fund also adopts as one of its top priorities, the achievement of a socially interdependent and interrelated humanitarian society, and it is active in the development of charitable work and service of the people in need in accordance with the principles of Shari’a. The fund has launched several initiatives, plans and programs to help and assist those in need.
The Zakat Fund provides several payment channels for the public to facilitate the payment of Zakat. Donors from the UAE and anywhere around the world can paytheir Zakat online, or through any of the fund’s accounts available in a number of Islamic banks or via mobile phone. To pay your Zakat online, click on the following link:
United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi
Toll Free: 8008222
Phone: +971 2 6542 4333
Fax: +971 2 6006447
PO Box: 36900
Donations to Charitable Organizations in Ras Al Khaimah
The emirate of Ras Al Khaimahis home to many voluntary charitable institutions that offer all individuals the opportunity to lend a helping hand to the poor and those in need, and to contribute to the support of the community and social development.
Al Rahma for Charity
Al Rahma for Charity, part of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Association for Social Development in Ras Al Khaimah, is known for its credibility and unceasing efforts towards the development of the community in the UAE in general and the community of Ras Al Khaimah in particular. Al Rahma for Charity is considered one of the oldest volunteer and charitable institutions in the UAE for the implementation and the establishment of diverse projects.
The institution’s philanthropy and charitable work is not limited to the collection of Zakat and offering charities, but rather includes the establishment of schools and orphanages, the construction of mosques, digging wells, sponsoring students, orphans and people with special needs and supporting poor families.
For more information about Al Rahma for Charity and donations, please click here.
Ras Al Khaimah–Al Zait (North), near SafeerMall
Ras Al Khaimah–Al Mamoura
Al Rams Branch
Ras Al Khaimah–Al Rams
Al Jeer Branch
Ras Al Khaimah – Al Jeer
UAE Red Crescent
Every year the UAE Red Crescent runs campaigns for different Zakat purposes according to current needs worldwide. It also works closely with other local organizations through thelaunchingof several initiatives, programs and projects that offerthe necessary help and assistance to those in need.
The Red Crescent in Ras Al Khaimahhas worked since its establishment, to promote the spirit of solidarity and compassion among community members. Thanks to the support and assistance of the philanthropists and benefactors of its charitable programs and projects, the Red Crescent has been able to significantly increase its work in the humanitarian field. It has also expanded its programs and activities to include all walks of life and various aspects of support and assistance for low-income (limited) and those less fortunate.
Through its website, the Red Crescent offers the public an opportunity to sponsor orphans and to make donations online.
Sponsoring an Orphan
Orphans are selected after social research personnel at the Authority’s branches of the UAE, the supervision departments and the Authority’s overseas offices study their social case.
You can sponsor an orphan by selecting a childat the Authority’s headquarters or at one of its branches, which are spread across UAE, or through a representative of theAuthority, who are usually to be found in at Red Crescent kiosks in shopping malls and banks.
Sponsorship is payable either by a monthly deduction from the sponsor’s bank account or by cash payments in advance for at least six months. The value of the orphan sponsorship ranges monthly between AED 150 - 200 overseas and AED 300 within the UAE.
For more information about donations and sponsoring the needy (orphans, families, students and people with special needs), please visit the website of the Red Crescent.
Address: Ras Al Khaimah near the old building of Bruce Lee
PO Box: 3466
Ras Al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates
Phone: 07 2331414
Fax: 07 2332424
Customer Service: 800 RED (800-733)
Beit Al Khair Society
The Beit Al KhairSociety was established to extend a helping hand to less fortunate families and deserving segments through the launch and implementation of projects and programsthat serve the poor, the destitute, widows, divorcees, low-income categories, patients, families of prison inmates, victims of disasters, defaulters, insolvents, debtors, people of special needs and orphans.
The society provides assistance in cash and in kind, to thosemost in need in the country,through a series of innovative charitable programs and projects. It also provides support to students across different educational levels and cooperates with institutions operating in the country to promote social responsibility towards the UAE society.
For more information about the Beit Al KhairSociety, visit the society’s website.
United Arab Emirates, Ras Al-Khaimah, Al Dhait South - opposite Al Dar Hotel Apartments
Phone: 07 2350998
Fax: 07 2352998
Direct Number: 80022550
Working Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 7.30 am – 3.30 pm
Dar Al Ber Society
Dar Al Ber Society is one of the first charity foundations in the UAE to adopt charitable and humanitarian activities. It is a charitable cultural and socialsocietythat aims to improve the livingconditions of those in need and low-income people. You can register through the website to donate to the society, or you can donate online via the society’s bank accounts by clicking here.
For more information, visit thesociety’s website.
Contact Details (Dar Al Ber Society - RAK Branch)
Human Appeal International
HAI is a humanitarian charitable worldwide non-governmental organization that seeks to improve the circumstances of the less fortunate through comprehensive sustainable development.
Through its activities and executed projects, HAI tries to improve poor societies by developing their educational, health, social and economic circumstances. It also contributes to the relief of communities affected by natural disasters and social calamities, as well as meeting the needs of orphans and improving their physiological, psychological and social circumstances.
Moreover, it works on strengthening the relations and ties between HAI and its rivals to find out the latest systems adopted by other nations in this field of work.
Childhood and Orphans’ Care Administration is the concerned body for orphans’ affairs, offering support and care for them as well as their families.
Sponsoring an orphan through HAI requires some conditions to be fulfilled. The most important is that any orphan’s place of residency must be in an area where it is possible for HAI field office to follow upon him/ hereasily. In addition, the orphan must not be older than 14 years at the time of beginning the sponsorship.
For more information, visit HAI’s website.
UAE – RAK Office
Phone: +971 7 236 2655
Fax: +971 7 236 2848
Volunteering plays a crucial role in helping to build a strong and cohesive society, as well as in disseminating the values of solidarity and civic responsibility. Ras Al Khaimah offers a variety of volunteer activities, in addition to many private and public educational, health and environmental programs and initiatives.
Volunteering with the UAE Red Crescent Authority
Volunteering is considered one of the main pillars in the provision of humanitarian services and partnership with civil society institutions. The Authority provides UAE residents with an opportunity to participate in volunteer work, and invests in human resources in order to serve humanitarian aid.
Moreover, the authority’s Volunteers Department is seeking to attract devoted volunteers to train and motivate other to continueserving humanity.
The authority has launched many programs and initiatives in order to promote volunteer work and community service.
For more information about volunteering, the conditions of enrolment as volunteers in the authority as well as the programs and initiatives, please visit the authority’s website.
If you wish to register with the authority as a volunteer,click here.
Volunteering Opportunities at Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation
The Al Qasimi Foundation values collaboration and seeks to engage individuals and organizations alike in its efforts to advance the community’s vision for the future of Ras Al Khaimah.
From time-to-time, volunteers are needed to assist with on-going programs and special projects of the Al Qasimi Foundation. Volunteers are individuals who freely share their time, talents, and interests to support the Al Qasimi Foundation and its mission to build a strong, vibrant Ras Al Khaimah community.
Examples of potential volunteer projects include:
✓ Conducting interviews and creating profiles for individuals and organizations who partner with the Al Qasimi Foundation.
✓ Assisting with planning special events and activities that bring together the diverse residents of the Ras Al Khaimah community.
✓ Facilitating the administration of surveys related to various research initiatives.
✓ Working with small groups of students to help them improve their English language skills.
For more information, visit Al Qasimi Foundation website.
Ras Al Khaimah, PO Box 12050, UAE
Phone: +971 7 2338060
Fax: +971 7 2338070