Dr Mohamed Mattar 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.
Two-hundred survivors and relatives from the Christchurch mosque shootings are traveling to the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this week as guests of King Salman.
As per precautionary measures, 500 groups of international pilgrims are dispersed throughout the day, each with 20 pilgrims. The maximum age limit for international pilgrims is set at 50.
KhalifaSat was fully developed at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre's facilities by Emirati engineers and was launched into space in October 2018. It has five patents and seven space innovations making it the most advanced satellite of its category in the world.
In the Saudi Holy City of Makkah, dotted with fast food eateries and stalls selling Chinese-made trinkets, vendors are ready to cash in on the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
"I want the world to know who Atta Elayyan was," said 27-year-old Farah Talal, dressed in a green djellaba robe and an elegant white scarf during her visit to Islam's holiest city.
Relatives of martyrs numbering 100 are performing their Hajj pilgrimage this year as part of an annual campaign organised by the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court.
The announcement comes amid uncertainty over the Hajj which is due to take place at the end of July, after authorities this week urged Muslims to temporarily defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage.
The state-run Saudi Press Agency cited Saleh Bin Taher Banten's remarks in stories early on Wednesday, saying that Muslims should "be patient” in making their plans for the Hajj. The pilgrimage was expected to begin in late July this year.