A road connecting Oman and Saudi Arabia is set to be completed by October this year, according to a report.
The road link will be of great advantage to those embarking on the Haj and Umrah pilgrimages, said the Saudi Gaz
A visitor health insurance system for those wishing to obtain medical insurance during their visit to Saudi Arabia has been approved by the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance, according to a report.
It will cover treatment co
The deadline to register for Haj has been extended by two weeks in Bahrain.
Vaccinations will start at the Health Ministry and health centres during the last week of this month, Bahrain Haj Mission president Shaikh Adnan Al Qattan was q
People planning to perform Haj are being urged to report to their respective health centres to undergo medical tests and get vaccinated during the last week of this month.
Haj Medical Mission co-ordination committee chairman Dr Al
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has drawn up a comprehensive plan to protect the health of Haj pilgrims this year, with a focus on infectious diseases, according to a report.
The plan was unveiled at the fifth meeting of t
Riyadh-based Al-Tayyar Travel Group Holding Company, a major tourism group in the region, has purchased a five-star hotel near the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia for SR1.5 billion ($400 million), a report said.
The company receive
During this year’s Haj season, Anjum Hotel, a luxury hotel in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, welcomed over 50,000 pilgrims from 23 different nationalities.
The hotel staff ensured quick and smooth delivery of hotel’s five-star servic
Anxious to safeguard Islam's haj pilgrimage from the threat of Ebola, Saudi authorities are screening pilgrims arriving from West Africa and have deployed mobile laboratories to test any suspected cases quickly.
The kingdom ex
More than 60 Haj pilgrims were flown back home to Bahrain yesterday (September 24) after a mix-up with permits left them stranded at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.
They were part of a group of approximately 100 pi
Saudi Arabia, which has barred pilgrims from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea from the Haj due to Ebola concerns, will allow Nigerians to attend, an official was reported as saying, suggesting the smaller outbreak there was less worrying.