Dubai, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates — Preparations for a smooth and seamless airport experience for Hajj-bound consumers have been completed by the Hajj Committee at Dubai Airports, which has declared that it has completed its preparations.
Several key service providers, including the Dubai Police, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), Dubai Customs, the Dubai Health Authority, flydubai, the Emirates airline, Saudi Arabian Airlines, and flynas, were represented on the Hajj Committee of Dubai Airports recently to finalize security measures at DXB terminals.
Dedicated counters for check-in, immigration, and security, as well as specific departure gates, have been set aside for Hajj pilgrims, according to the Committee.
Pilgrims are advised to be at the airport at least four hours prior to their scheduled departure time in order to complete travel formalities in a timely manner.
Mohammad Al Marzouqi, Head of the Hajj Committee at Dubai Airports, said “We urge all pilgrims to check that they have the required valid documents, and ensure they have their passport, Emirates ID, vaccinations cards, and Hajj Permit ready before they arrive at the airport. As always, we are also arranging some gifts including umbrellas, copies of the Holy Quran, and first aid kits to welcome the Hajjis at DXB. It will be an exceptionally busy period at the airport due to the seasonal rush and we want our guests to have the smoothest experience possible,” he added.
As of June 30, Saudi Arabian Airlines will be operating the first official Hajj flight out of Dubai, with a delegation from the city’s authorities heading to Madinah.