Construction projects to expand capacity at Makkah's Grand Mosque and other Islamic holy sites will be completed in about three years, enabling Saudi Arabia to accommodate more pilgrims, Makkah's mayor told Reuters.
Every year, during the month of ZelHajjeh, around two and a half million pilgrims make their way to the holy destination of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for Haj. As one of the founding pillars of Islam, it is mandatory for practicing Muslims in good he
Dubai hotels saw year-on-year declines in occupancy (-3.9 per cent), average daily rate (ADR) (-6.5 per cent) and RevPAR (-10.2 per cent), during the Eid Al Adha, the three-day celebration which fell on a weekend in 2014 versus on weekdays in 20
Saudi Arabia is likely to receive more than SR70 billion ($18.6 billion) in revenues from this year’s Haj and Umrah seasons, according to a report.
There are positive indicators for enhanced Haj revenues, reported the Ar
Al-Tayyar Travel Group Holding Company has acquired a 70 per cent stake in Egypt’s Al Hanouf Tourism and Services Company and subsidiary companies in a deal worth SR40.95 million ($11 million).
A leading tourism company in E
Flynas Hajj & Umrah, a part of Saudi Arabia’s national carrier flynas, has started three weekly flights from Jeddah to Jakarta.
The service was started as part of the airline’s expansion plans during the year, said
Bahrain International Airport (BIA) has registered an increased passenger movement during the Eid Al Adha and Hajj season, which rose to over 13,000 between October 1 and 20.
During the period, the airport received 13,752 pilgrims
Mobily, a leading telecom operator in Saudi Arabia, said its network at holy sites registered a massive growth in the number of the international inbound roamers beating last year’s record with a 56 per cent jump.
Economic hardships brought about by Arab Spring uprisings have taken a toll on jewellry retail trade in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah, slashing gold sales by more than half compared to the same period last year, retailers said.
Mobily, a leading mobile operator in Saudi Arabia, said it will be providing the pilgrims and visitors to Hajj with its local number service for the sixth successive year.
This service allows the pilgrims to ge