Emirates to operate 33 additional flights for Hajj season
Emirates will operate 33 additional flights to Jeddah and Medina from 6-31 August 2018 to adequately meet the demand for the number of pilgrims heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj.
The additional flights will run parallel with Emirates' regularly scheduled services to Jeddah and Medina, and will only be available to travellers holding a valid Hajj visa.
The airline has also implemented check-in and transfer counters for Hajj passengers transiting in Dubai and will provide extra provisions such as performing ablutions and advising passengers about Al Miqat and Ihram.
Furthermore, Emirates has allowed for Hajj pilgrims to place five litres of holy water (Zamzam) in the cargo hold of planes they are travelling in.