Muscat, Sultan bin Said al-Hinai, Head of the Omani
Hajj Mission 1439/2018 affirmed that the Mission has completed all
preparations to provide the required services for the Omani and
expatriate Hajjis and ensure smooth performance of Hajj rituals.
During the press conference, which was held today at the Ministry of
Awqaf and Religious Affairs, he pointed out that the Mission will leave
here on Wednesday 8th August.
He pointed out of more than 27,000 Omani and Non Omani hajj
applicants, 13,048 Omanis and 550 expatriates were accepted. He
noted that 99.7% of the Hajjis have completed the basic requirements
“The Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs approved 85 companies
for the transfer of Hajjis including 79 for Omanis, 3 for Arab Hajis and 3
for non-Arab Hajis. Of the 14,000 Hajjis approved for Oman, 13450
were booked for Omanis, 275 for Arabs and 275 for non-Arabs. 5% of
the 14,000 or 700 were booked for administrators, technicians, drivers
and others who will accompany the Hajjis to provide the needed
services”, he added.
“The Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs signed an agreement for
the preparations of Hajj Affairs 1439 H with the Ministry of Hajj and
Umra in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The agreement included the
regulations for travel and specified the share of the Sultanate. The
Saudi side affirmed the compliance of the Omani Hajj Mission and the
Hajjis from the Sultanate with the instructions agreed upon and that no
remarks were noted against them. The Omani Hajj Mission complied
also with the instructions regularizing Hajj affairs at the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia”, he furthered.
“The Omani Hajj Mission this year comprises delegations for Iftaa
and religious guidance, administrative and financial affairs, supervising
the Hajj companies, medical staff in addition to representatives of the
Public Prosecution, Royal Oman Police, media and scouting
delegation,” he continued.
“The Omani Hajj Mission signed MoU with the National Organization
for Arab Hajjis Contractors. The MoU includes the details of the
improved and additional services provided to Hajji at Mina and Arafat
camps. Another MoU has also been signed with the National
organization to ensure smooth running of procedures and provide the
needed services in Al Madina al Munawara,” he continued.
Sultan bin Said al-Hinai, Head of the Omani Hajj Mission said that
the time specified by the relevant authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia for Hajj entry through land ports is the 1st of Du Al Hijja , as per
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia calendar and that the last day is the 4th
of Du Al Hijja.
Source: Oman News Agency