The Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation has allocated Dh 20 million to cover the Hajj costs this year for 1, 000 Emiratis who cannot afford it.
The Director-General of the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Ahmed Shabib Al Dhahiri, stated that Shaikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Shaikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, endorsed a budget for covering the pilgrimage of 600 Emiratis inside the UAE and 400 Emiratis abroad. He added that Dh3.6 million will also be allocated to Emirati pilgrims abroad.
While honouring the directors of Hajj missions during the pilgrimage of 2013, Al Dhahiri said the Foundation follows the legacy of the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to assist those planning to perform Hajj above the age group 40, but could not afford, noting that the Foundation will receive applications from all Emirates across the country. For those abroad, the applications will be submitted through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassies.