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Makkah real estate sentiment gets a lift in H1

The overall sentiment in the Makkah real estate market was boosted during the first half (H1) of 2017 as the government lifted the quota on Hajj pilgrims despite ongoing major infrastructural work on the Holy Mosque, a report said.

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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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Elaf Group offers attractive Umrah packages

The Elaf Group, a leading provider of tourism and hospitality services, has launched attractive Umrah packages for all its properties in Holy City of Makkah. In addition, it has also announced affordable travel packages for its ho

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Saudi Arabia posts significant growth in tourism

Saudi Arabia's tourism sector has seen growth spikes during the last Haj and Umrah seasons, according to Elaf Group, a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services. This was evident in the increase of occupancy

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Saudi hotels to benefit from pilgrim rush

Saudi Arabia's hospitality sector is expected to perform significantly well this year with close to 7 million Umrah pilgrims anticipated to visit, The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced. Hospitality experts and local tra

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Umrah pilgrim numbers drop 10pc

Makkah has registered a 10 per cent drop in the number pilgrims performing Umrah this season, receiving 1.8 million pilgrims compared to two million during the same period last year, said a report. According to Abdullah Ghadi, deputy he

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Abu Dhabi Airports hosts special needs group

Abu Dhabi Airports hosted a group of 60 special needs individuals and orphans set to embark upon Umrah pilgrimage on Friday from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The group is part of the "Zayed in our Hearts" initiative,

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New online Umrah hotel booking saves 15pc

Around 250,000 Umrah pilgrims, who booked hotel rooms in Makkah and Madinah via a new online system have saved up to 15 per cent in reservations, a report said. The “Sijjil” electronic system also helps in solving the

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Oman-Saudi road link to be completed in October

 A road connecting Oman and Saudi Arabia is set to be completed by October this year, according to a report. The road link will be of great advantage to those embarking on the Haj and Umrah pilgrimages, said the Saudi Gaz

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