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Makkah gold sales down over Arab Spring woes

Saudi Arabia's retail gold merchants used to look forward to brisk sales during the annual hajj pilgrimage to Makkah but lingering economic hardships since the Arab Spring have left shops eerily empty this year, retailers said.

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1,743-room Anjum hotel opens in Makkah

Adbul Latif Jameel Real Estate Investments Company (ALJREIC), a leading developer in Saudi Arabia, said it has opened the largest hotel in the kingdom's Makkah region. The hotel was inaugurated in the presence of Prince Sultan

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Six killed in Saudi wall collapse, probe ordered

Saudi Arabian authorities have ordered a probe into a wall collapse incident which claimed the lives of six construction workers in the Makkah region of the kingdom, said a report. The workers, mostly Indian and Pakistani national

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Accor to open new 5-star hotel in Saudi

Accor Hotel Services Middle East, one of the leading hospitality groups, has signed a management agreement with Munshaat for Projects & Contracting Company to open its new upscale Pullman hotel, a two-tower project, in Madinah.

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Saudi firm in Makkah map card agreement

Saudi-based Dhyafat AlBalad AlAmeen (Dhyafa), a key investment company, has signed a deal with Peak Cube, a global specialist in PocketMedia Solutions, for the mass production of Z-Card maps (the foldable guide) about Makkah. The

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Saudi firm in Makkah map card agreement

Saudi-based Dhyafat AlBalad AlAmeen (Dhyafa), a key investment company, has signed a deal with Peak Cube, a global specialist in PocketMedia Solutions, for the mass production of Z-Card maps (the foldable guide) about Makkah. The

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Two killed as flood wreaks havoc in Saudi

Scores of homes in Makkah and Hail were flooded as torrential rain swept through parts of Saudi Arabia on Thursday killing two people and injuring several others, said a report. The flooding also caused power cuts and damaged hund

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Hyatt to open 2 new hotels each in UAE, Saudi

US-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation outlined its expansion plans in the region with the upcoming launches of two properties each in the UAE and Saudi Arabia at the ongoing Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. The launches include Hyatt P

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Saudi tourism targets $11.4bn revenue

Saudi Arabia’s travel market is expecting an increase in revenue from SR38.25 billion ($10.2 billion) in 2012 to SR42.75 ($11.4 billion) billion in 2014, a report said. The tourism understructure of the Kingdom will be able

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Saudi to build smart pilgrim city

Saudi Arabia will build a new full-fledged pilgrim city along the Jeddah-Makkah Expressway named after the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, a report said. It will be a smart city equipped with the most advanced fac

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