UAE Haj agencies penalized for violations

Haj travel agencies fined, see licences suspended over violations.

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The licences of two Haj travel agencies were suspended for a year, five others received final warnings and another 26 were fined over failure to honour contractual obligations to pilgrims during the past Haj season.

The Higher Haj and Umrah Committee found 44 Haj travel agencies failed to deliver on one or more services they had promised to their clients, The National's Arabic-language sister paper, Al Ittihad, reported on Wednesday.

These measures are intended to improve Haj travel services in the country, said Dr Mohammed Matar Al Kaabi, director general of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments.