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 Hajj pilgrims on the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah scaled Mount Arafat (Mountain of Mercy) on Monday, to perform the most important ritual of the Hajj.
Authorities have said only one million people can join the 2022 season, less than half of pre-pandemic levels, and access is restricted to pilgrims aged 18 to 65 who have been fully vaccinated or immunised against the virus and do not suffer from chronic diseases.
Pakistan’s famous cricketer also known as ‘Rawalpindi Express’ in the cricketing world for his fearsome pace bowling will be performing Hajj this year as a state guest of Saudi Arabia.
MoHAP has launched a digital awareness-raising campaign on its social media platforms to outline all health instructions and precautions that pilgrims need to be taken before and during travel to perform Hajj.
During a phone call with Dr Mohammed Matar Al Kaabi, Chairman of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, Sheikh Mohamed lauded the efforts of Saudi Arabia in ensuring the safety and comfort of pilgrims.