Families of Egyptian martyrs praise Saudi hospitality during Hajj

1,000 pilgrims from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Hajj and Umrah Program, accompanied by martyrs, and Egyptian security officers, left Madinah on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 29 August 2018
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Families of Egyptian martyrs praise Saudi hospitality during Hajj

  • The mission has extended thanks to King Salman for hosting them at his own expense to perform the ritual, stressing the depth of relations between the two countries

JEDDAH: The mission of the families of the martyrs and wounded from the Egyptian armed forces and police, who performed this year’s Hajj within the Guests of King Salman for Hajj and Umrah Program, has commended the warm hospitality of Saudi Arabia.

The mission has extended thanks to King Salman for hosting them at his own expense to perform the ritual, stressing the depth of relations between the two countries.

In a recent report from the General Directorate of Passports, the number of pilgrims who left Saudi Arabia reached more than 176,572 until Monday. The directorate said that the number of pilgrims leaving via land crossings reached 27,743; 145,950 pilgrims by air and 2,879 by sea. 

The total number of pilgrims who arrived in Madinah after performing Hajj rituals reached 148,431 pilgrims. 


Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

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Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

  • The move aims to serve pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their dearest ones back home

MAKKAH: One million sim cards and free internet will be offered as gifts to pilgrims performing Hajj this year upon arriving at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The initiative is part of a program aimed at serving pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their nearest and dearest back home.

A field team will be working 24 hours during the Hajj season to offer this service to the arriving pilgrims so that they can share their experience with their families.

The project comes as part of  efforts by the Kingdom to serve pilgrims under directions by King Salman and the Crown Prince to allow pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease.