Hajj Committee finalises preparations for Hajj travellers from DXB
The Hajj Committee at Dubai Airports has announced that it has finalised preparations to ensure a smooth and seamless airport experience for customers who will be travelling for the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj to Saudi Arabia in the coming days and weeks.
Dubai Airports’ Hajj Committee which comprises representatives from key service partners including Dubai Police, the General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), Dubai Customs, Dubai Health Authority, flydubai, Emirates, Saudi Airlines and flynas among others – met recently to put the final measures in place across DXB’s terminals.
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.
Mohammad Al Marzouqi, Head of the Hajj Committee at Dubai Airports, said that pilgrims should reach the airport four hours before their scheduled departure to ensure they have adequate time to complete travel procedures.
“We urge all pilgrims to ensure that they have the required valid documents and have their passport, Emirates ID, vaccinations cards and Hajj Permit ready before they arrive at the airport. As always, we will take special care of our passengers travelling to and from the Hajj as they pass through DXB. It will be an exceptionally busy period at the airport due to the seasonal rush, and we want our guests to have the smoothest experience possible,” he added.
Saudia will operate the first Hajj flight from Dubai, which will depart DXB with a Dubai government delegation for Madinah on June 30.