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

for travel.

“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