"It's all going well so far. I have moved around a lot and saw rules are being respected," said Faten Abdel Moneim, a 65-year-old Egyptian mother of four. "I hope it stays this way."
The ministry also urged pilgrims, especially those suffering from chronic diseases, to visit health centres before travelling to Saudi Arabia to ensure they are able to perform Hajj and to take the required doses of COVID-19 vaccines...
The ministry said in a press statement that the number of applicants for Hajj from inside Saudi Arabia has reached more than 390,000, adding that the selection of candidates will be done by electronic lottery.
According to the Committee the operator has earmarked dedicated counters at check-in, immigration, and security, while special departure gates have been arranged to accommodate passengers travelling on Hajj flights.
Emirates will be deploying 31 additional flights to Jeddah and double daily flights to Madinah from June 23 to July 20. These services will run in parallel with Emirates’ regularly scheduled services.
Citizens and residents of GCC countries are now able to apply for an Umrah permit via the "Nusuk” or "Tawakkalna” applications after the successful end of this year’s Hajj season.
The decision also affected travel to Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) mosque in Medina. Authorities also suspended entry to the kingdom to those with tourist visas from nations affected by the new virus.
"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.
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.
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.