Abu Dhabi set to welcome Hajj pilgrims

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Abu Dhabi is getting ready to welcome thousands of Hajj pilgrims.

The capital's airport operator says its completed preparations for the return of worshippers from Saudi Arabia over the upcoming weekend.

Pilgrims will be welcomed with dates, Arabic coffee and chocolates distributed by Abu Dhabi Airports’ employees.

The airport is expected to receive more than 2,750 pilgrims from the UAE and an additional 25,000 international travelers who will be transiting through the capital.

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