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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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Saudi Arabia says Qatar pilgrims can visit

In light of the current political situation with Doha, the government of Saudi Arabia has extended its welcome to pilgrims from Qatar and has expressed its keenness to enable them to perform Umrah, said a report. The Ministry reaf

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Saudi Arabia to see over 20m visitors by 2020

Inbound arrivals to Saudi Arabia will reach over 20 million by 2020, as the religious tourism sector flourishes in line with increasing demand to join the annual Haj pilgrimage, according to consumer insight firm Canadean. The com

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Haj slowdown hits Saudi businesses

Saudi businesses catering to Haj visitor have taken a hit this year as far fewer pilgrims arrive and those who come have less cash to spend. Saudi authorities say only about 1.86 million pilgrims, including around 1.3 million comi

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Saudi keeps watch on Haj pilgrims via drones

Saudi authorities deployed drones to watch over nearly 2 million pilgrims as they ascended Mount Arafat at the climax of the Haj pilgrimage on Sunday, part of stepped up efforts to avoid a repeat of last year's crush. In one o

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