Average daily rates (ADRs) in Jeddah hotels have also shown strong performance over the summer months (increasing by 5 per cent compared to the same period last year) due to domestic tourism during the summer holidays and the Haj pilgrimage in S
Iranian Muslims will miss the annual Haj pilgrimage in September this year because Tehran and Riyadh failed to agree organisational details after they cut diplomatic ties in January, the Irna news agency reported on Thursday.
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
Saudi Arabia has clarified that it would not stop members of the Muslim Brotherhood — listed as a terrorist organisations in the kingdom — from coming to perform Haj and Umrah, said a report.
“We have got special
The primary healthcare sector of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is set to launch a Haj awareness campaign to educate pilgrims on the precautions they need to take before and during the pilgrimage.
The campaign will be launched o
Nearly 3 million Muslim pilgrims started the first phase of the annual Haj on Wednesday, travelling through packed streets from Makkah's Grand Mosque to the enormous camp at Mina just outside the city.
The Saudi holy city of Makkah is proving to be the exception to a Middle East property downturn, as more and more pilgrims flock to the city and fuel a hotel construction boom.
The more than 2.5 million pilgrims who flock to Makkah for the
Forty-eight people have died in the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah following the heaviest rainfall in years, a rescue services spokesman said on Thursday.
Some were drowned or were killed by collapsing bridges and in car crashes, while
The loss of business for Saudi Arabia's Haj and Umrah industry due to swine flu could be more than 3 billion Saudi riyals ($800 million) this year, the highest compared to the last 50 years.
The Tourism Committee of the Madinah Chamber
Saudi Arabia said December 7 (Sunday) will be the peak of this year's Haj pilgrimage. The climax of the pilgrimage will see worshippers climb Mount Arafa.
The Eid al-Adha (feast of sacrifice) holiday will start on December 8, state me