Qatar Hajj Mission Heads to Saudi Arabia Ahead of Arrival of Pilgrims

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 14 June 2023
Qatar Hajj Mission Heads to Saudi Arabia Ahead of Arrival of Pilgrims

The first batch of Qatar's Hajj mission team headed to Saudi Arabia on Monday, June 12th, for this year's Hajj season, which is expected to begin on June 26th.

The team that has departed from Qatar includes support units who will help facilitate a smoother experience at the holy site, the Qatar news agency (QNA) reported, citing the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs.

The team will provide services to the Qatari pilgrims to facilitate their performance of the Hajj rituals as hundreds of Qataris are expected to take part in the 1444 AH Hajj season.

The services include a Call and Support Unit Center that would be available to assist all Qatari pilgrims and provide them with "awareness, guidance and health services," said Ibrahim bin Mohammed Al Nama, the Head of Coordination and Follow-up Unit of Awqaf's Hajj and Umrah Affairs Department.

This year, Saudi Arabia said it is ready to host at least two million pilgrims as it returns to pre-pandemic levels.

A little over two weeks ago, Makkah municipality unveiled that it had hired 22,000 workers to cover all fields and provided them with all the machinery needed in order to boost pilgrim services ahead of Hajj.

This is considered Saudi Arabia's largest Hajj operational plan in history, which includes 14,000 staff members and more than 8,000 volunteers.

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