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Over 2m Haj pilgrims perform stoning ritual

Over two million Muslim pilgrims hurled pebbles at three columns in a symbolic stoning of the devil as part of the annual Haj pilgrimage on Tuesday.    Clad in white robes the pilgrims from 165 countries con

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Haj pilgrimage reaches climax

Over two million Muslim pilgrims gathered at Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia as the annual Haj pilgrimage reached its climax today.   Convoys of pilgrims ascended the Holy Arafat in an atmosphere of faith and tranqu

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Eid on Aug 21; one-week holiday for govt staff in UAE

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has announced that the first day of the annual Haj pilgrimage will be on August 19 and Eid Al-Adha will fall on August 21.    It said Sunday (Aug 12) will be the first day of

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AccorHotels launches online portal for Makkah visitors

Hospitality giant AccorHotels has unveiled a new digital platform that will provide essential information for Haj pilgrims travelling to Makkah, Madinah and surrounding areas in Saudi Arabia.   As one of the leading hotel oper

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Over 2 million pilgrims perform Haj

The total number of Haj pilgrims, from Saudi Arabia and abroad, has exceeded two million this year, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Governor of Makkah and chairman of the Haj Central Committee, said. Haj started yesterday (Aug 30) with t

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Over 2 million pilgrims perform Haj

The total number of Haj pilgrims, from Saudi Arabia and abroad, has exceeded two million this year, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Governor of Makkah and chairman of the Haj Central Committee, said. Haj started yesterday (Aug 30) with t

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Saudi Arabia declares Eid on Sept 1

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has announced in a statement that today (August 23) will be the first of the month of Dhul-Hijjah according to the calendar of Umm Al-Qura.   Accordingly, the attendance at the Mo

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Over 1m pilgrims enter Saudi Arabia

Over 1 million pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia for Haj this year, said a report. According to Saudi Press Agency

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Emirates to deploy extra flights for upcoming Haj season

Emirates will be operating extra flights to Jeddah to help facilitate travel for thousands of pilgrims this year heading to and from Saudi Arabia for Haj. Emirates will be operating 45 additional flights to Jeddah and 12 additiona

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Saudi Arabia to send plane to Doha for Qatar pilgrims

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the dispatch of a private aircraft belonging to Saudi Arabian Airlines to Doha airport to fly all Qatari Haj pilgrims at his expense to Jeddah and host them as his guests. A statement emphsised

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