DXB finalises preparations for Hajj travellers

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Preparations have been finalised at Dubai Airports to ensure a smooth experience for passengers travelling to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj.

Dedicated counters have been earmarked for check-in, immigration and security procedures, while special departure gates have also been arranged to accommodate pilgrims.

The first official Hajj flight (Saudia) from DXB is scheduled to depart for Madinah on June 30, with a Dubai government delegation.

Dubai Airports’ Hajj Committee met recently to put the final measures in place across DXB’s terminals.

The committee 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.

Mohammad Al Marzouqi, Head of the Hajj Committee at Dubai Airports, said that pilgrims must arrive at the airport four hours before their scheduled departure to ensure they have adequate time to complete travel procedures.

"We urge all pilgrims to check that they have the required valid documents, and ensure they have their passport, Emirates ID, vaccinations cards and Hajj Permit ready before they arrive at the airport. As always, we are also arranging some gifts including umbrellas, copies of the holy Quran, and first aid kits to welcome the Hajjis at DXB," he added.

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