Abu Dhabi Airports has completed preparations to receive pilgrims returning from the rituals of Hajj from Mecca and Medina this week.
The pilgrims' delegations are scheduled to return via Abu Dhabi International Airport from Saudi Arabia starting today, and will continue until 17 August. The airport is expected to receive more than 2,750 pilgrims, as well as approximately 25,000 pilgrims traveling through Abu Dhabi International Airport, on their way back from Mecca and Medina.
Once the pilgrims return to Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi airport staff will be greeted with flowers, dates and Arabic coffee.
The number of pilgrims this year reached two million and 489 thousand and 406 pilgrims and needs, who flocked to the Kingdom through the various outlets, and were provided care and attention during their rites.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been providing integrated healthcare for pilgrims, with 173 hospitals, health centers and mobile clinics providing integrated health care for pilgrims. The day before yesterday, the first pilgrims left the Holy Land, returning to the country after the end of the Hajj season.
On the other hand, 8,000 families, numbering 40,000, benefited from the sacrifices of the UAE Red Crescent in the UAE this year.
The Authority began distributing sacrificial meat to the beneficiaries of the second day of Eid al-Adha, through the slaughter of 4000 sacrifices at the level of the Authority's centers, in all emirates of the country.
Rashid Mubarak Al Mansouri, Deputy Secretary-General for Local Affairs, said that the strategy of the Authority in relation to the sacrifice project aims to increase the number of beneficiaries within the country. He explained that the project benefited 6400 people in Abu Dhabi, 4000 in Dubai, 3200 people in Ajman and 4000 people. In Sharjah, 5,600 people in Al Ain, 4,000 people in Ras Al Khaimah, 1,600 people in Al Dhafra, 4,000 people in Fujairah, 1,600 people in Umm Al Quwain, and 5,600 people in Bani Yas.
Abu Dhabi Municipality revealed that its slaughterhouses attracted a large number of sacrificers during the Eid Al-Adha holiday. The number of carcasses amounted to 26,181 carcasses, while 110 carcasses were not executed according to health conditions and unfit for human consumption. The municipality has provided a healthy environment and advanced veterinary and control services that have won the public's approval, and have been able to meet its needs and requirements, and to provide a product that complies with the health conditions applicable in Abu Dhabi.