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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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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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Haj health training in Bahrain to fight viruses

Health workers in Bahrain are getting specialist training on how to tackle potentially fatal illnesses among haj pilgrims. The Bahraini Haj Medical Committee is being equipped with more than 500 types of medicines to protect an es

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Doctors trained to combat infections during Haj

Health authorities in Makkah have begun training their personnel, including nurses and doctors, to prevent the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection during the Haj season, a report said. Nearly

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South Asians to top foreign Haj pilgrims

South Asian nationals will top foreign pilgrims expected to perform Haj, with more than 410,000 out of a total of 1.3 million, said a report. It will be followed by Arab countries with more than 250,000 pilgrims, said the Arab New

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DHA twitter clinic provides Haj health tips

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held a live twitter clinic to discuss health aspects to be considered before, during and after the Haj pilgrimage. The two-hour live DHA clinic known as the “#smart_clinic” on DHA’s twi

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Mobily launches haj, umrah credit packages

Mobily has launched a promotion on haj and umrah Package allocated for pilgrims visiting the kingdom.    The promotion will enable customers to obtain 200 per cent free extra credit when charging by SR10 ($2

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