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King Abdullah approves $13bn pilgrim city in Madinah

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has instructed the finance ministry to implement the massive SR50-billion ($13.32 billion) pilgrim city project in Madinah to further improve services provided to pilgrims. Work on the first phase

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New $266m fund to back SMEs in Saudi

A SR1 billion ($266.5 million) endowment has been launched to develop and empower the SME sector in the Madinah region of Saudi Arabia. Prince Faisal Bin Salman, Governor of Madinah, launched Namaa Al Munawara, a non-profit organi

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First batch of pilgrims arrives in Madinah

The new Haj season has begun with the arrival of the first batch of pilgrims at the Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah. The pilgrims, from Malaysia, India and Bangladesh, were received by a number of official

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Foundation laid for massive Madinah city

Work on the massive King Abdullah City for Pilgrims was launched in Madinah recently with the laying of the foundation for the project. Attending the ceremony were Minister of Finance Dr Ibrahim Al-Assaf and Minister of Haj Dr Ban

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Saudi unveils $14bn Madinah residential development

Saudi Arabia is set to develop a mammoth housing project in Madinah at a cost of SR55 billion ($14.4 billion) on a 1.6 million sq m area, said a report. The project, a brainchild of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of the Ministry

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PCT installs Madinah rail station roof

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) has completed the roof installation of the Haramain Rail Madinah station. The 450-km Haramain High Speed Railway project links the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah and King Abdullah

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Accor to open 300-room hotel in Jeddah

Leading hospitality group Accor has signed an agreement with Saudi-based Al Ahlam Holding to operate the new 300-room ibis Madinah Road hotel in Jeddah. The leading economy brand of Accor, ibis, has earned a worldwide reputation f

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New Ramadan timings for Gulf Air's Madinah flights

Gulf Air has announced its Ramadan schedule between Bahrain and Madinah, Saudi Arabia.   It was launched yesterday and means Muslim travellers can break their fast either after landing in Madinah or during the tw

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Madinah airport work to complete by Jan

The first phase of the expansion project of Madinah's Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport will be completed in January next year, a senior official said. About 83 percent of construction work has so far been co

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Fifteen pilgrims die in Madinah hotel fire

Fifteen people died and around 130 were injured when a fire broke out in a hotel packed with Muslim pilgrims in the Saudi Arabian city of Madinah on Saturday, the state news agency said. All 15 were Egyptians and the blaze was sta

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