A Saudi actress has offered to rent four planes to carry Qatari nationals to Jeddah or Medina in order to perform Haj. “I swear to God that I am ready to provide the expenses to rent four Boeing 777 planes to transport all Qatar pilgrims,” Reem Abdullah said. “This is a challenge from me to the Qatari regime that has prevented Qataris from performing Haj,” she posted on her Twitter account. Reem, 30, has played starring roles in more than 20 Gulf dramas since 2007 and in one movie, Wadjda, in 2012.
The Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, has a typical seating capacity of 314 to 396 passengers. Saudi news site Al Marsad estimated the cost for renting the four air crafts would be around 2.3 million Saudi Riyals.
Riyadh severed its diplomatic relations with Doha on June 5 and barred all Qataris from entering Saudi Arabia and Saudis from going to Qatar. The measures were to protest Qatar’s support for extremist ideologies and terrorism and interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries.