Arrangements to facilitate Haj pilgrims’ travel complete

ABU DHABI — All arrangements have been made at the Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA) to facilitate the travel of Haj pilgrims, Mohammed Al Katheeri, deputy chief operating officer of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) said yesterday.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 29 Nov 2007, 8:51 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:41 AM

As part of the special arrangements, a multi-functional team representing all agencies operating from the ADIA has been put in place, Al Katheeri said.

A total of 44 flights will operate between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia and Terminal 1A has been earmarked for the service of pilgrims, Al Katheeri added.

In a gesture reflecting the traditional Arabian hospitality, a tent will be installed at the terminal 1A entrance where pilgrims will be greeted with complimentary drinks.

Al Katheeri said, “Haj contractors have been provided with 5,000 copies of brochures containing guidelines on the security measures at the airport. The measures limit the amount of liquids, aerosols, and gels that people carry as part of the hand baggage. This will give pilgrims ample time to get acquainted with the new rules before their departure.”

Religious preachers will be available round the clock at the airport to provide religious guidance to the pilgrims before they proceed to the pilgrimage. On returning from the pilgrimage, the pilgrims will be accorded with a special treatment at a tent installed at Terminal 1.

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