EgyptAir intensifies flights to transport pilgrims from Holy Lands to Egypt

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 - 09:25 GMT

Egypt’s Flag carrier EgyptAir, announced on Friday, intensifying flights to accommodate pilgrims wishing to return to Egypt as part of its air bridge to transport the pilgrims after the end of the Hajj rituals from the Holy Lands.

President Sisi leaves Saudi Arabia, returns Egypt after performing Hajj

Mon, 17 Jun 2024 - 12:33 GMT

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi and his delegation departed Jeddah, on Monday after performing Hajj.

EgyptAir operates 17 flights transporting thousands of pilgrims to Mecca

Fri, 31 May 2024 - 01:14 GMT

EgyptAir has released guidelines for pilgrims traveling from Egyptian airports to the Holy Lands for this year's Hajj pilgrimage.

EgyptAir operates 1st air bridge flight Wednesday to transport Hajj pilgrims

Wed, 29 May 2024 - 12:10 GMT

The first groups of Hajj pilgrims will depart on Wednesday, on board the fleet of the national company EgyptAir, on flight No. MS1693, to transport pilgrims from Gharbia and Menoufia.

Egypt bans patients with chronic diseases from performing Hajj

Fri, 24 Feb 2023 - 12:29 GMT

The ban includes people who are the most vulnerable to the risks of infection, according to the controls approved by the Ministry of Health.

Egypt’s PM cancels Hajj at the expense of the state for year 2023

Wed, 21 Dec 2022 - 04:32 GMT

Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly ordered cancelling Islamic pilgrimage, aka Hajj, at the expense of the state during the 2023 Hajj season in a meeting with ministers on Tuesday.

Egypt's Grand Imam congratulates Saudi king over success of his surgery, organization of hajj

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 - 09:37 GMT

On Twitter, Tayyeb said on Thursday "I congratulate Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud on the success of his surgery," wishing him to enjoy good health.

Egypt’s Sisi hails Saudi Arabia’s ‘careful’ organization of Hajj rituals amid coronavirus crisis

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 - 10:18 GMT

The Saudi authorities have allowed only 10,000 people to perform the rites of Hajj this year due to the novel virus, and have kept all facilities sterilized, although Saudi Arabia had earned billions of dollars every year from Hajj.

Who named Mount Arafat?

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 - 01:19 GMT

The pilgrims of the Sacred House (Holly Kaaba) began early Thursday morning, to arrive at Mount Arafat to perform the greatest pillar of Hajj.

Saudi minister tells Muslims to wait on making haj plans: state TV

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 01:11 GMT

Saudi Arabia is urging Muslims to wait before making plans to attend the annual haj pilgrimage until there is more clarity about the deadly coronavirus pandemic

Hajj return flights to kick off Tuesday

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 - 09:09 GMT

The Cairo International Airport is scheduled Tuesday midnight to receive the first batch of Egyptian pilgrims returning home following completing their Hajj rituals.

Head of Egyptian hajj mission lauds efforts of medical team

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 - 09:33 GMT

Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Aati said no contagious or epidemic diseases have been detected among Egyptian pilgrims.

Cairo airport prepares for receiving Egyptian pilgrims

Sun, 11 Aug 2019 - 07:57 GMT

The airport put a plan, in cooperation with concerned bodies, to facilitate all measures for the Pilgrims, particularly for people with special needs, the official added.

In Pics: Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Arafat in Mecca

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 12:27 GMT

The sanctity of the granite mount for Muslims comes when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) delivered his farewell sermon for pilgrims some 1,400 years ago, calling for equality and unity among Muslims.

Will people obey gov't, stop slaughtering in streets?

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 09:30 GMT

Al-Adha marks the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) to the holy city of Mecca.

History of Holy Kaaba silver, gold doors

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 08:30 GMT

The door was installed on October 31, 1947 and replaced on October 13, 1979 with a gold one that still exists to date.

Egyptian pilgrims to be ferried to Mount Arafat as of Friday- Official

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 - 11:33 GMT

The mission will sort the number of elderly pilgrims and those with special needs to shuttle them to the Mount of Mercy on customized buses.

12 EgyptAir flights to ferry 2,424 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 - 10:44 GMT

EgyptAir started to operate on Sunday 12 flights carrying 2,424 pilgrims to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Egypt's Awqaf Ministry commends Saudi Hajj services

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 - 10:41 GMT

Saudi Arabia has always provided best services for pilgrims every year, said Head of Religious Sector and Official Spokesperson for the Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf.

Saudi Ministry launches new measures to enable Qataris to perform Hajj

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 - 09:38 GMT

The measure was taken after the Qatari authorities blocked a previous website.