UAE authorities have announced the registration for those wishing to perform the Islamic pilgrimage for the Haj this year can register from February 13 to March 10, 2023.
The General Authority of the UAE’s Islamic Affairs and Endowments (Awqaf) pointed out that potential pilgrims have to register on its digital platforms.
Thus, the individuals who are intending to undertake the holy journey are required to click on the ‘Haj registration’ tab. They have to then enter their Emirates ID and mobile phone number.
Last month, a Saudi minister announced that the kingdom will not impose limits on the number of pilgrims for this year’s Haj. This follows three years of Covid-related restrictions at Islam’s holiest sites.
“The number of pilgrims will return to what it was before the pandemic, without any age limit,” Minister of Haj and Umrah Tawfiq Al Rabiah had told reporters in Riyadh.
Haj is a pillar of Islam, and all able-bodied Muslims with monetary means are required to perform it at least once. The pilgrimage will happen in June this year.
Over 2.5 million people performed the pilgrimage in 2019, and in the three years after, numbers were significantly reduced as a Covid safety measure. Last year, nearly one million Muslims performed the rituals.
–With inputs from agencies–