IN KUWAIT: Over 39,000 sign up as registration closes Wednesday

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A man takes a picture of Muslim worshippers performing prayers around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on August 15, 2018, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city. - The hajj, expected to draw more than two million pilgrims to Mecca this year, represents a key rite of passage for Muslims and a massive logistical challenge for Saudi authorities, with colossal crowds cramming into relatively small holy sites. (Photo by BANDAR ALDANDANI / AFP)

Ahmed Al-Duwaihi, the head of the Hajj Campaigns Union, recently disclosed that the number of individuals, both citizens and illegal residents, who have registered for the Hajj this year has exceeded 39,000. Al-Duwaihi conveyed to Al-Anbaa in a statement that the central registration window for the 2024 Hajj, facilitated through the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs platform, is set to conclude on Wednesday, the 13th of this month—merely three days from now.
Head of Hajj Campaigns Union, Ahmed Al-Duwaihi, reveals over 39,000 registrations for 2024 Hajj.

Additionally, Al-Duwaihi highlighted that the fifth edition of the Hajj exhibition is scheduled to commence on December 14 and extend until December 20. The event will be held under the auspices of Abdul Rahman Al-Mutairi, the Minister of Information and Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs. The exhibition will witness the active participation of numerous Hajj campaigns and companies showcasing their services. These entities aim to offer a range of amenities to enhance the experience of the pilgrims, both within the central area surrounding the Haram and in external locations. Importantly, competitive prices will be offered to cater to the needs of the pilgrims.

Furthermore, Al-Duwaihi emphasized that a total of 63 Hajj campaigns will be organizing trips for 8,000 pilgrims, representing Kuwait’s allocated quota for the current year.
Source: Arab News