GAIAE assumes the following responsibilities relating to Hajj and Umrah

  • Organize Hajj and Umrah affairs and establish the reinforcing regulations.
  • Supervise the implementation of said regulations.
  • Regulate the performance of Hajj and Umrah contractors.
  • Grant permits for Hajj and Umrah groups based on the pertinent rules and regulations.
  • Perform the secretarial duties for the permanent committee for Hajj and Umrah.
  • Conduct an annual evaluation on the contractors and groups' performance, and ensure their compliance with the agreements concluded with the pilgrims.
  • Coordinate, regulate and make the necessary preparations for the official Hajj delegation formed by a decree of the UAE Cabinet.
  • Prepare the plans for guiding and preaching the pilgrims and supervise its implementation.
  • Test the preachers that will join Hajj and Umrah groups.
  • Conduct training courses for Hajj and Umrah accompanying preachers.
  • Resolve the pilgrims' complaints vis-à-vis their contractors or groups.
  • Review the Hajj guidelines issued by the Saudi Kingdom and submit a report in this respect to the permanent committee for Hajj and Umrah to take the appropriate decisions.
  • Any other pertinent issues.




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