MUSCAT : The members of the mission were seen off at the Muscat International Airport by Dr. Mohammed bin Saeed Al Maamari, Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, Dr. Wael bin Saif Al Harasi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, His Excellency Youssef Al-Awdah, Deputy Saudi Ambassador accredited to the Sultanate of Oman, and a number of ministry officials.
As per the schedule, the mission will head to Makkah Al-Mukarramah following its arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, while a team will head to Medina after three days.
The Omani Hajj delegation, during its presence in Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, will serve the Omani pilgrims in the Holy Land and supervise their performance of the rituals easily and effortlessly.
The mission consists of a delegation of fatwas and religious guidance, an administrative and financial delegation, a delegation supervising Hajj companies, a medical delegation, a delegation from the Royal Oman Police, a media delegation, a scout delegation, and a delegation from the State Financial and Administrative Control Authority.
It is worth noting that the number of pilgrims from Oman this year reached 14,000 pilgrims, while the number of Hajj companies reached 93 authorized companies.