More than 1,000 Muslims make annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca by the help of Emirati charity Foundation, 600 Emiratis and 400 Muslims from other countries every year are being given the chance to perform Haj by the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation. The foundation follows the vision of Sheikh Zayed, the founding President of the UAE.
A spokesman for the foundation’s Haj committee said, “We accept applications from individuals over the age of 30 who have not performed Haj before,”….. “Those who have a limited income, the elderly and widows are among those who are welcome to apply.”
“Some people live on a limited income and they have a family to support, so they may not be able to perform Haj,”…. “We look after the needs of pilgrims and place them in suitable accommodation.” said the spokesman.