The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has unveiled a roadmap for the 2024 Hajj which begins immediately with the issuance of letters to each country that announced the commencement of preparations and confirmation of its slots for the next year’s exercise.
The unveiling ceremony was performed at a ceremony to mark the end of 2023 Hajj exercise, on Friday, by the Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Tawfiq Al Rabiah.
He made the statement at headquarters of the Saudi Hajj and Umrah Ministry in Makkah in an event attended by Heads and Representatives of Hajj Missions in the Kingdom.
Some of the highlights of the roadmap include, holding preparatory meetings on September 16th, 2023 to 4th November 2023.
Others include International Hajj Symposium and Exhibition on January 8th, 2024, as conclusion of accommodation and Masha’er contracts to hold on February 25th, 2024.
Commencement of Visa Issuance: March 1st, 2024, while closing of Visa Issuance would be on April 29th, 2024, as arrival of 1st set of 2024 pilgrims into Saudi Arabia to be on 9th May, 2024.
Dr Al Rabiah stated that the first Hajj Mission to conclude all preparations would have the opportunity to choose its preferred locations at the Masha’er (Mina) for 2024 Hajj.
During his speech, the Minister thanked all agencies and Hajj missions for their roles in the 2023 exercise and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to serving the Guests of Allah in the best manner possible by obtaining feedback from Hajj Missions and improving on its services.
HAJJ REPORTERS reports that the high points of the event was the announcement of winners for the 2023 Labbaikum Hajj Services award in which Iraq emerged the overall best Hajj Mission.
Other countries like Malaysia, Gambia, Bahrain, Singapore, South Africa and Azerbaijan recognized for excellence in various aspects of the Hajj operations.
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