After the stoning ritual, pilgrims return to Makkah to perform a farewell "tawaf" — circling seven times around the Holy Kaaba, the large black cube at the Grand Mosque that is the focal point of Islam.
Passengers expressed their gratitude to Sharjah Airport for the seamless procedures that enabled pilgrims to speed up travel processes, locate their designated gates with ease, as well as receive quality assistance services.
Saudi Press Agency has quoted the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah as saying that the new platform has been linked to the services provided on the "Visit Saudi Arabia" to facilitate the pilgrims heading to two holy cities.
Two pilots and four pilgrims died in the crash in the northern state of Uttarakhand, its police chief, Ashok Kumar, told the media by telephone, adding that a rescue team had been sent to the site.
Recurrent disasters in the state of Uttarakhand are warnings that time to address the Himalayan region’s ecological issues is running out fast. Every passing year brings some calamity such as flood or landslides. The authorities deal with them in isolation in a routine manner. In one such action, the state government last week