Abu Dhabi Airports has completed preparations, in collaboration with its stakeholders, to ensure the smooth and safe departure and return of pilgrims from Makkah and Madinah during the Haj season.
In order to facilitate the increase in traffic and the 15 additional Etihad Airways flights, including six charter flights dedicated to the General Authority of Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Zayed Foundation and Abu Dhabi Police. Abu Dhabi Airports has allocated additional staff across Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).
Dedicated check-in counters and additional luggage carts and transportation will be available at AUH for pilgrims, and Abu Dhabi Airports’ employees are on the ground to greet departing pilgrims and provide them with personal Haj kits including a miswak, religious books, and a range of travel necessities.
Upon their return, pilgrims will be welcomed with dates, Arabic coffee and chocolates distributed by Abu Dhabi Airports’ employees, who will also support with receiving Zamzam water bottles.
Saudi Arabia aims to attract more than 30 million pilgrims, according to its Vision 2030 programme.