When to register for Haj 2023 The United Arab Emirates

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When to register for Haj 2023 The United Arab Emirates

U.A.E. authorities have released registration deadlines for those who plan to perform Haj in 2019. Between February 13 and March 10, registration is open for those who wish to go on the Islamic pilgrimage.

The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (Awqaf) in the United Arab Emirates has announced that would-be pilgrims must pre-register through its online services. In order to register for the Haj, would-be pilgrims must select the “Haj” menu item. After that, they must provide their Emirates ID and mobile phone numbers.

Saudi Arabia sets quotas for countries to ensure that pilgrims from all over the world are able to participate in Haj. The UAE Government requests advanced reservations on its website due to a limited number of available spots.

For the most part, only native-born Emiratis are eligible to apply for Haj permits from the UAE government. Expats are subject to the laws and quotas of the countries from which they originated.

Most pilgrims book all-inclusive Haj packages through authorised travel agencies. The packages would pay for everything from visas to lodging to meals to transportation.

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A Saudi minister stated earlier this month that the country would not limit the number of pilgrims attending Haj this year. After three years of closures at Islamic pilgrimage sites due to concerns over Covids, they have finally lifted their ban.

Minister of Haj and Umrah Tawfiq Al Rabiah had told reporters in Riyad, “The number of pilgrims will return to what it was before the pandemic, without any age limit.”

Because of its importance to Islam, all Muslims who are physically and financially capable are expected to make at least one Haj. This year, the pilgrimage will take place in June.

In 2019, over 2.5 million people made the pilgrimage; as a preventative measure, the number was drastically reduced for the next three years by the Covid. There were close to a billion Muslims who participated in the ceremonies last year. His Majesty In the year 2022, among the pilgrims was Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, a member of the Supreme Council and the ruler of Umm Al Quwain. He had lauded the Saudi government for their flawless execution of the pilgrimage.

Daniel Harrison

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