Pictures: How Umrah pilgrims welcomed today by Saudi Arabia

A woman in a wheelchair performs the Tawaf around the Holy Kaaba, filming her experience. Photo: Courtesy Twitter

MAKKAH: After seven months of closure, the Saudi Arabia has welcomed hundreds of Umrah pilgrims into the holy city of Makkah on Sunday. 

The kingdom has allowed Umrah from today after almost seven months of suspension in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

The first scheduled group of pilgrims were welcomed by officials as they entered through the Ajyad gate of Masjid Al Haram, proceeding towards the Mataaf area to begin the Umrah. Photo: Courtesy Twitter.


People perform the ‘Tawaf’ around the Holy Kaaba at socially distanced paths. Photo: Courtesy Twitter


Hundreds of pilgrims perform the ‘Tawaf’ around the Holy Kaaba. Photo: Courtesy Twitter


First batch of umrah pilgrims enter the Mataf to perform #Umrah after suspension of 7 months due to pandemic. Alhamdulillah. Allah u Akbar. Courtesy Twitter