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
Thanks to her smartphone, and the 5G towers that loom over the Holy City, the Indonesian housewife is sharing every step of the pilgrimage with her husband and three daughters back home in the Saudi coastal city of Khobar.
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