Saudi recruits over 350,000 people to serve Hajj pilgrims MAKKAH. KAZINFORM Saudi Hajj authorities have recruited more than 350,000 people from various sectors to serve the pilgrims during this Hajj season, said Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region, who is also Chairman of Hajj Central Committee.
1.6 million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj MAKKAH. KAZINFORM According to official statistics issued by relevant Saudi authorities, 1.604 million pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj season, an increase of eight percent or 117,000 pilgrims compared to the same period in 2018.
WAM Report: Saudi Arabia offers five-star services to pilgrims ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM Every Hajj season, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KSA, dedicates tremendous financial and human resources to ensure that pilgrims enjoy five-star services that allow them to perform the hajj ritual safely and comfortably. Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam and the most significant manifestation of Islamic faith.
First two groups of Kazakh pilgrims arrived in Jeddah for Hajj NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The first two groups of Kazakhstani pilgrims – 198 people in total – came to Jeddah for Hajj on July 30, 2019. Employees of the Kazakh Consulate welcomed our compatriots at the International Airport of Jeddah, Kazinform learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Emirates expands services for busy Hajj season DUBAI. KAZINFORM Emirates airline has announced that it will be expanding its services to Jeddah and Medina with an additional 46 flights to help facilitate travel for Hajj pilgrims heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The flights will be operated between 27th July and 22nd August to support the Hajj journey to the Holy City of Mecca.
UAE sets up moon-sighting committee to confirm end of Ramadan ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice, has issued a decision setting up a moon-sighting committee to detect the beginning of the month of Shawwal, which will mark the end of Ramadan and start of Eid al-Fitr.
UAE Ambassador attends Iftar hosted by Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan has attended Iftar reception hosted by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Beibut Atamkulov in honour of heads of Arab and Muslim diplomatic missions accredited to Kazakhstan, WAM reports.