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Sick warned against Hajj pilgrimage

Bahrainis suffering from chronic diseases have been warned against performing Hajj this year, a report said. Health officials said they could not prevent people from going on the pilgrimage, but strongly urged Bahrainis aged more

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First Hyatt property opens in Makkah

Global hospitality group Hyatt Hotels has officially introduced its brand in Saudi Arabia’s holy city with the launch of the Hyatt Regency Makkah. Launched under a management agreement with Jabal Omar Development Company, th

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TripAdvisor honours Anjum Hotel Makkah for excellence

Anjum Hotel Makkah, a luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia's holy city, has been awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, a leading travel website. The certificate was awarded to the hotel in recognition of the hig

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Dubai firm wins contest to re-masterplan Makkah

Dubai-based X-Architects has unveiled the winning masterplan for Makkah, Saudi Arabia, which aims to cater to the requirements of the rising numbers of pilgrims to the city each year.  Islam's holiest city is projected to host some 20

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World’s largest Holiday Inn set to open in Makkah

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with property developer Al Majd Al Arabiah Company for what will be the world’s largest Holiday Inn hotel in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, due to open later this year.

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Saudi high-speed rail set for 2016-end launch

About ninety-six per cent of the Haramain High-Speed Rail Project connecting the Saudi cities of Jeddah and Makkah has been completed and the project is on track for operation by the end of 2016, said a report. Saudi Railways Orga

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Saudi university, Pearson to provide e-learning technology

The Preparatory Year Deanship at Um Al Qura University (PYP-UQU) has partnered with leading learning company Pearson to provide students with online learning and assessment technology. Under the agreement, Pearson will provide the

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Jabal Omar sells key Makkah residential units

Jabal Omar Development, the largest listed real estate developer in Saudi Arabia by market capitalisation, said it had sold residential units worth SR70.1 million ($18.7 million). The company had earlier announced plans to hold an

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Anjum Hotel Makkah to participate in STTIM

Anjum Hotel Makkah, a luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia’s holy city, will be a strategic partner for the eighth edition of the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM) to be held from March 29 to April 3 at the Riyadh International Co

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Jabal Omar wins $1bn loan to fund Makkah project

Saudi Arabia's Jabal Omar Development Company said it has secured a SR4 billion ($1.07 billion) loan to refinance part of an existing facility it signed in 2012 to fund its real estate project in Makkah region of the kingdom.

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