1,000 Egyptian pilgrims arrive in Makkah for Hajj

1,000 Egyptian pilgrims arrive in Makkah for Hajj
Egyptian pilgrims stroll outside the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah on August 16, 2018, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city. (AFP)
Updated 18 August 2018

1,000 Egyptian pilgrims arrive in Makkah for Hajj

1,000 Egyptian pilgrims arrive in Makkah for Hajj
  • This Hajj season pilgrims will be able to try out the latest mobile hotel capsules
  • A driver who illegally transports pilgrims into Makkah will be fined SR10,000 ($2,600) for every passenger he is caught transporting

JEDDAH: Tears of joy and complex feelings flowed as 1,000 pilgrims — families of the martyrs and wounded men of the Egyptian army and police — arrived as guests of the King Salman for the Hajj and Umrah Program 2018.
The pilgrims were given roses and Zamzam water as well as the keys to their rooms at their residence in Makkah.
The chairman of the committee of the Egyptian guest pilgrims, Abdul Aziz Nasser Saleh, said that preparations had been carried out as planned under the direct supervision of the Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr. Abdullatif Al-Asheikh.