Emirates will run an additional 46 flights to Saudi Arabia between July 27 and August 22 for Hajj pilgrims.
The flights will be in parallel with Emirates’ regular services to Jeddah and Medina, the company said in a statement yesterday.
Moreover, Hajj-centric services will be available on the ground and in the air. A dedicated team will manage check-ins and transfers in Dubai.
Extra provisions will meet Hajj travellers’ needs such as performing ablutions and other cleansing rituals as well as dedicated passenger announcements when entring Al Miqat zones to ensure readiness for Ihram.
Other services and products include extra blankets and unperfumed hot towels.
Emirates’ inflight entertainment system will feature a special Hajj video that covers safety, formalities and information about performing the pilgrimage. Pilgrims will also be able to tune into the Holy Quran channel.
On flights from Jeddah, Hajj passengers can bring up to five litres of Zamzam water which will be placed in special areas in the cargo hold.