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Bahraini pilgrims warned to abide by rules

More than 3,500 people from Bahrain, who have planned to travel to Makkah next month to perform Haj, have been warned to abide by the new rules as part of increased security measures, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication

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Taif water pipeline network begins operations

Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company (NWC) has completed a water network project in Taif, which will serve 14 localities, a report said. The network is 121 km long with 2,750 extensions for housing units, the Arab News

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Four new highways to link Jeddah and Makkah

Saudi Arabia will build four new highways linking Makkah and Jeddah, which will benefit 35 million people, a report said. The new, wider roads will feature warning signs to help reduce traffic accidents along the way, reported

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Major public park opens in Taif

Radf public park, a state-of-the-art leisure destination in Taif in the Makkah region of Saudi Arabia was inaugurated yesterday (July 29), with more than 50,000 visiting it on the opening day. The 13,000-sq-m park, which has an in

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Major public park opens in Taif

Radf public park, a state-of-the-art leisure destination in Taif in the Makkah region of Saudi Arabia was inaugurated yesterday (July 29), with more than 50,000 visiting it on the opening day. The 13,000-sq-m park, which has an in

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Bahraini man on pilgrimage in Makkah goes missing

Saudi Arabian police are searching for a Bahraini man who was reported missing in Makkah. Sadiq Jaffer Ahmed, a 20-year-old special needs citizen, was last seen on Thursday (July 23) at Masjid Al Haram by his mother, who was perfo

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Makkah Grand Mosque revamp projects launched

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has launched five giant projects that are to be implemented as part of the third expansion of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The expansion projects include the K

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Retaj plans new hotel in Makkah

Retaj Hotels & Hospitality, a leading property development company, has revealed plans for a new hotel in Al Azizya Al Chamalya in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, said a report. The new hotel follows the recent signing between Dr Mohamed Joha

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Makkah sees 14m pilgrims in 16 days

Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah witnessed over 14 million worshippers and pilgrims visit the city during the first 16 days of Ramadan, a staggering 40 per cent increase compared to the same period last year, said a report. In a

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First Marriott opens in Makkah

Marriott International, a luxury global hotel chain, has launched its first flagship brand in Saudi Arabia’s holy city with the opening of the Makkah Marriott Hotel.   The arabesque themed 426-room property sits on the h

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