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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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Sick warned against Hajj pilgrimage

Bahrainis suffering from chronic diseases have been warned against performing Hajj this year, a report said. Health officials said they could not prevent people from going on the pilgrimage, but strongly urged Bahrainis aged more

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First Hyatt property opens in Makkah

Global hospitality group Hyatt Hotels has officially introduced its brand in Saudi Arabia’s holy city with the launch of the Hyatt Regency Makkah. Launched under a management agreement with Jabal Omar Development Company, th

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TripAdvisor honours Anjum Hotel Makkah for excellence

Anjum Hotel Makkah, a luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia's holy city, has been awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, a leading travel website. The certificate was awarded to the hotel in recognition of the hig

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Dubai firm wins contest to re-masterplan Makkah

Dubai-based X-Architects has unveiled the winning masterplan for Makkah, Saudi Arabia, which aims to cater to the requirements of the rising numbers of pilgrims to the city each year.  Islam's holiest city is projected to host some 20

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World’s largest Holiday Inn set to open in Makkah

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with property developer Al Majd Al Arabiah Company for what will be the world’s largest Holiday Inn hotel in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, due to open later this year.

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