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Oman-Saudi road link to be completed in October

 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

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Health insurance approved for visitors to Saudi

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

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Bahrain extends deadline for Haj registration

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

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Haj pilgrims in Bahrain urged to get vaccinated

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

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Saudi unveils plan to protect health of Haj pilgrims

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

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Al-Tayyar buys Makkah hotel for $400m

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

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Anjum Hotel caters to 50,000 pilgrims during Haj

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

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Saudi on Ebola watch as millions gather for haj

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

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Haj pilgrims flown back to Bahrain after mix-up

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

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Ebola: No Saudi ban on Nigerian Haj pilgrims

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.

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