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Saudi Arabia receives over 660,000 pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has registered a total of 662,051 foreign pilgrims till Friday (July 3), a 6 per cent increase from the 39,714 Hajj pilgrims recorded during the corresponding period last year, said a report. Of this number, 647,087 a

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Saudi hotels integrate 'health resorts’ to attract pilgrims

The price of the suites and rooms provided by the hotels in Makkah is no longer the only way to compete in the traditional way of attracting pilgrims from inside and outside Saudi Arabia. A quick panoramic view of the religious to

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Over 2.4m Umrah pilgrims pass through Jeddah airport

More than 2.4 million pilgrims passed through King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah since the beginning of the Umrah season, which started in November 2017 and will continue until July, a report said. Passenger arr

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Nearly 1.5m pilgrims arrive for Hajj in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has to date welcomed 1.497 million pilgrims who have flocked to the country in preparation for the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage, which is due to begin on August 30. In total, around two million people from across th

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Fire breaks out in Makkah hotel

Close to 600 pilgrims escaped a fire that broke out in a 15-storey hotel in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, said a report. Flames were coming from a "faulty air conditioning unit" on the eighth floor of the hotel, which was inhabi

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Over 1m pilgrims enter Saudi Arabia

Over 1 million pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia for Haj this year, said a report. According to Saudi Press Agency

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Saudi Arabia to send plane to Doha for Qatar pilgrims

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the dispatch of a private aircraft belonging to Saudi Arabian Airlines to Doha airport to fly all Qatari Haj pilgrims at his expense to Jeddah and host them as his guests. A statement emphsised

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Saudi Arabia says Qatar pilgrims can visit

In light of the current political situation with Doha, the government of Saudi Arabia has extended its welcome to pilgrims from Qatar and has expressed its keenness to enable them to perform Umrah, said a report. The Ministry reaf

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Over 5m Umrah pilgrims pass through Jeddah airport

Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) has witnessed over 5 million Umrah pilgrims arrive and depart since the beginning of the Umrah season on November 1, said a report A total of 2,588,357 pilgrims arrived and

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Copperchase wins $500m Iraq airport contract

Copperchase, a UK-based contractor, has won a major contract to develop the first phase of Mid-Euphrates Airport project in central Iraq, which on completion, will have a capacity to handle 2.5 million passengers a year. As per th

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