Death Cases

Procedure to be followed when an Indian national resident in Dubai and Northern Emirates passes away

Death of a person is a traumatic experience for family members and friends. The grief is exacerbated if there is a plethora of formalities to be completed for disposal of mortal remains but one does not have a clear and comprehensive idea of what needs to be done, how and where.

Detailed below are the procedures to be followed by the person taki­ng responsibility for repatriation or burial or cremation of a dead body.

  • All death formalities to be completed at Hospitals, Ministry of Health and Police can be done only on working days.
  • In Dubai, after office timings and on holidays ‘on call’ service is available on request made on telephone number 050 7347676
  • Services of a Consulate Official for completing death related formalities are available even after office hours everyday including holidays. He can be contacted on mobile number 050-7347676 after office hours and on holidays.
  • In cases of deaths at residence or any place other than Hospitals or in Ambulances, take the body of the deceased on an ambulance to the Police Mortuary for forensic examination.
  • Get Death Declaration/Notification from the Police surgeon.
  • In cases of deaths at Hospitals or in Ambulances, get Death Declaration/Notification from the Hospital authorities. (Bodies are kept in the concerned hospital mortuary)

Important Contact Details for Death Services

Consulate Death Case Emergency 050 7347676
Air India Cargo
050 5521068 (Mobile)
04 2822068 (Tel)
04 2822913 (Fax)
Hindu Crematorium Assistance Mr. Ishwar
Mr Sunil
050 5071640
04 3532320
Dubai Municipality Muslim Burial Ground (Kabarsthan) Mr. Khalid (Cemetery Officer & Graveyard)
04 3388013 (Al Quoz)
04 2643355 (Al Quasis)
Dubai Christian Cemetery Jebel Ali 04 8880192 (Tel)
050 6532612 (Mobile)
04 3375663 (Sister Alice)
Dubai Ambulance Service 04 2643355 (Tel)
Medical Fitness Center
(Embalming Unit)
04 5023910
Police Mortuary, Dubai 04 2013557
Sharjah Police Mortuary 06 538118 Ext 218
Rasheed Hospital 04 2192184
Dubai Hospital 04 2714444
Sharjah Kuwait Hospital 065242111
Sharjah Al Qassami Hospital 065386444