Space shot of Haj in Makkah on first day of Eid

By DG Staff

DUBAI 15 August 2019: An image of the Grand Mosque of Makkah was taken by KhalifaSat on the first day of Eid Al Adha during the Haj pilgrimage of this year.

KhalifaSat was fully developed at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre’s facilities by Emirati engineers and was launched into space in October 2018.

It has five patents and seven space innovations making it the most advanced satellite of its category in the world.

KhalifaSat provides images with specifications that meet the highest international standards in space images.

These high-resolution detailed images help organisations in government and private sectors get accurate data allowing them to monitor environmental changes, detect the effects of global warming, ensure responsible urban planning and management, and aid relief efforts at times of natural disasters.

UAE pilgrims complete Haj rituals

MAKKAH: The UAE pilgrims have completed their Haj rituals at the end of the third day of Tashreeq and the first batch of pilgrims has returned home. The arrival of other pilgrims will continue in the coming days.

Dr. Mohamed Matar Al Kaabi, Chairman of the UAE General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments and Chairman of Hajj Mission stressed that all Emirati pilgrims are in good health, and Hajj committees will continue to facilitate the smooth departure of all pilgrims from the holy land until their safe return, said Wam.

Al Kaabi hailed the continuous attention of the wise leadership and its keenness on the provision of all services to the to Emirati pilgrims since their arrival in Saudi Arabia, that contributed to the success of all hajj rituals at ease.

He also thanked the Saudi government for offering the best facilities and excellent services to millions of pilgrims which added to the success of this year’s Hajj season.

Dubai Gazette