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Egypt

5120 pilgrims head to Mecca، Medina

Tuesday 22/August/2017 - 08:42 AM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

EgyptAir Airline Company announced in a statement on Tuesday that 19 flights will head on Tuesday، carrying a total of 5120 would-be Egyptian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia، in the framework of the Cairo-Jeddah air bridge that began working on August 9.

It is expected that roughly 63،000 Egyptian pilgrims will head to Saudi Arabia to perform hajj.

Muslim pilgrims often perform Umrah during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar، Ramadan، in Mecca، Saudi Arabia، which can be undertaken at any time of the year، in contrast to Hajj، which is performed during the month of Dhul Hijjah، which is the twelfth month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

Umrah and Hajj seasons are regulated by Saudi authorities to ensure that the holy sites and lodging in Makkah and Madinah are able to accommodate millions of visitors، which is needed for crowd control and avoid death cases.

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