Hajj 2024: UAE official delegation returns after safely escorting pilgrims

Muslim worshippers walk around the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca
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Abu Dhabi: The official Hajj delegation of the UAE, represented by the UAE Pilgrims’ Affairs Office, returned to the UAE on Saturday through Zayed International Airport.

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This marks the completion of the delegation’s duties following the safe return of all 6,228 male and female pilgrims.

Omar Habtoor Al Darei, Chairman of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, and Zakat, and Head of the UAE Pilgrims’ Affairs Office, confirmed the delegation’s arrival. He expressed gratitude for the delegation’s successful mission in serving the pilgrims during their stay in the Holy Lands, commending the office’s committees for their high efficiency in ensuring the happiness and safety of the pilgrims.

Al Darei also extended his thanks to the UAE’s wise leadership, led by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for their continuous support and directives in providing all necessary resources for the welfare of the pilgrims.