Officials receive pilgrims at Sharjah International Airport on Thursday. WAM
Dr Mohamed Matar Al Kaabi, Chairman of the UAE General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments and Chairman of Hajj Mission stressed that all Emirati pilgrims are in good health, and Hajj committees will continue to facilitate the smooth departure of all pilgrims from the holy land until their safe return.
Al Kaabi hailed the continuous attention of the wise leadership and its keenness on the provision of all services to the to Emirati pilgrims since their arrival in Saudi Arabia, that contributed to the success of all Hajj rituals at ease.
He also thanked the Saudi government for offering the best facilities and excellent services to millions of pilgrims which added to the success of this year's Hajj season.WAM
"I have slaughtered a sheep every year ... but this year there is no way I can. I am ashamed," said the father of five, who declined to give his last name.
In time for the Eid Al Adha holidays, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) on Monday released a list of six “important vaccinations” travelers must secure to keep them safe from possible risks of infections or illnesses at their destination country/countries.
"Holding the ritual in the shadow of this pandemic... required reducing the numbers of pilgrims, but it obliged various official agencies to put in double efforts," 84-year-old King Salman said in a speech.
“China will continue to firmly support the GCC countries in maintaining their own security... and build a collective security framework for the Gulf,” Xi said at the start of the China-GCC summit.
The Ferjan Dubai team comprises 281 primary and affiliate members who have completed over 15,000 hours of volunteer service since the initiative’s launch. Ferjan Dubai has also entered into 15 agreements with private and public sector companies in Dubai to enhance its community activities.
The lowest temperature of 10˚C was recorded in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah at midnight and 7am on Friday, while the highest temperature of 31.6˚C was recorded on the same day in Kalba in Sharjah at 11am UAE local time.