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Updated February 2023

Hajj is among the most eagerly awaited events for Muslims worldwide. Following the success of the Hajj pilgrimage in 2022, Saudi Arabia is once again preparing to welcome pilgrims from all over the world, including those from the UAE.

Below, we have compiled the requirements for Hajj registration for UAE nationals who wish to perform the pilgrimage this year. Keep reading to find out more.

Hajj 2023 registration from UAE latest news

Saudi Arabia has recently announced that the minimum age for performing this year’s Hajj pilgrimage is 12 years old. The minimum age is established to compensate for the unlimited numbers of pilgrims from around the world for the upcoming Hajj season, reversing earlier restrictions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the past two years.

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Hajj 2023 registration from UAE starting and closing dates

As announced by the UAE’s General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (AWQAF), the online registration for Hajj 2023 process has already commenced from 13 February 2023 and will be open until 10 March 2023.

Hajj 2023 registration from UAE requirements

As per Awqaf’s official page, the required documents to register for Hajj in the UAE are as follows:

  • Emirates ID
  • a valid passport
  • a signed contract with the Hajj operator

Additionally, a valid mobile phone number will be required and applicants must also ensure they have registered for the UAE Pass prior to applying.

Hajj 2023 registration from UAE procedure

To start the Hajj registration process, applicants will need to follow the steps given below:

Hajj 2023 from UAE requirements

As announced by the authorities, the following are some of the registration requirements for Hajj 2023 from UAE:

  • the age restriction has been lifted, and the Hajj pilgrimage is now available for pilgrims over the age of 65
  • the maximum number of applicants in one application is six (main applicant and five companions)
  • the Hajj applicant must have completed at least two doses of the Covid-19 vaccines approved by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia such as Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
  • UAE nationals do not need a visa to travel to the KSA; however, they must obtain an official Hajj permit to enter the KSA.

Please visit our dedicated Hajj 2023 guide from UAE article to learn more about the requirements for this year’s Hajj from the UAE.


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