First group of Malaysian pilgrims arrive in Madinah

First group of Malaysian pilgrims arrive in Madinah
First group of Malaysian pilgrims arrive in Madinah

The first group of pilgrims coming from Malaysia arrived on Thursday at Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International airport, in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, second holiest Islamic city, representing a contingent of pilgrims availing themselves of the opportunity of Makkah Road Initiative, a newly-introduced procedure enabling pilgrims to finalize travel procedures at home before reaching the holy places of Islam in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

A number ofpilgrims arriving here Thursday from Malaysia lauded the newly-introducedMakkah Road Initiative which was adopted by the Saudi Hajj, immigration andcustoms authorities to finalize travel procedures at home.

They thankedthe government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, led by the Custodian of the TwoHoly Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness the CrownPrince for introducing this unprecedented service, citing that when theyreached the Kingdom, they will have to take the buses awaiting them to theirfirst stop of their temporary residence at the sacred places.

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