Hundreds of Qatari pilgrims left Al-Ahsa International Airport on their way to Jeddah, following the order of King Salman to host all Qataris who wish to perform Hajj this year within the program of the king for Hajj and Umrah, after allowing them to enter Saudi Arabia through the Salwa crossing border and transporting them to Jeddah.
Director of Al-Ahsa International Airport Khalid Al-Saif explained to Al Arabiya that the airport received a large number of Qatari families wishing to perform Hajj in coordination with the governorate, a window has been dedicated to them to complete their procedures and boarding them on the daily flights from Al-Ahsa to Jeddah, which runs till Wednesday.
For his part, Undersecretary of Al-Ahsa governerate, Moaz bin Ibrahim al-Jaafari, stressed that committees were formed to receive and finalize the procedures of Qataris entering from the Salwa crossing border, prepare accommodation for them at Al Ahsa Intercontinental Hotel and coordinate their travel to Jeddah to perform Hajj as per the instructions of the Prince of the Eastern Region, Prince Saud bin Nayef, and his deputy Prince Ahmed bin Fahad bin Salman, and Governor of Al-Ahsa, Prince Badr bin Jalawi, which comes as an execution of the orders of the King Salman.
Al-Jaafari added: “Government and private sectors got ready to provide all services to the Qatari pilgrims at the airport. Each pilgrim has been handed the Hajj cloth (Ihram), fine dates, sim card, and Hajj guiding booklets, in addition to finalizing the travelling procedures easily and smoothly.”
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