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Watch: UAE airports warmly welcome back first batch of Hajj pilgrims

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A welcome home ceremony for returning pilgrims at Sharjah Airport
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Dubai/Sharjah: As Emirati pilgrims began their return to the UAE after performing Hajj, airports in Dubai and Sharjah welcomed them in a unique and heartwarming way.

Upon their arrival at Dubai International Airport, the returning pilgrims were greeted with gifts, adding a special touch to their homecoming.

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A video circulating online shows trollies laden with gift boxes waiting for the pilgrims as they entered the arrival halls.

Also in a celebratory atmosphere, Sharjah Airport began receiving the first batches of pilgrims returning to the UAE after performing the Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia.