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Saudi official speaks about preparations for Qatari pilgrims

Pilgrims gather on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual Hajj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca. (Reuters)

Dr. Hussein Al-Sharif, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, spoke to Al Arabiya about the arrangements facilitating Hajj for Qatari pilgrims.

Al-Sharif said that an area of 4,000 sq. meters has been dedicated to accommodate 2,400 Qatari pilgrims.

The tents are allocated specially for Qatari pilgrims within the larger set-up to accommodate pilgrims from all over the world.

The location of the tents assigned for Qataris lies in the most desirable area along Souk El Arab Street at Mina which is the main route leading to al-Jamarat Bridge.

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Furthermore, the camps are also within the vicinity of Mashaer train which facilitates mobility and access to holy destinations.

Al-Sharif added that the ministry had finalized the Hajj arrangements with Qatar officials.

During the four weeks since the pilgrimage season began, pilgrim groups from all over the world have started arriving in Saudi Arabia, with some pilgrims cho0sing to visit Medina before going to Mecca.

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Last Update: Thursday, 17 August 2017 KSA 17:57 - GMT 14:57
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