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
Every year, during the month of ZelHajjeh, around two and a half million pilgrims make their way to the holy destination of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for Haj. As one of the founding pillars of Islam, it is mandatory for practicing Muslims in good he
Saudi Arabia's hospitality sector is expected to perform significantly well this year with close to 7 million Umrah pilgrims anticipated to visit, The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced.
Hospitality experts and local tra
Saudi Arabia's heath minister said on Friday a crush that killed more than 700 people at the haj pilgrimage may have been caused by pilgrims failing to follow instructions from authorities shepherding the world's largest annual gatheri
The death toll from a stampede during the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia has risen to 453 people of various nationalities, the Saudi Arabia's civil defence authority said.
It said that the cru
For the millions of Muslims set to start the annual haj pilgrimage in Makkah on Tuesday, the challenge of reaching the city where Islam was born has paled in comparison with finding their way once they got here.
Islam's holiest city
Mobily, a leading telecommunications operator in Saudi Arabia, is offering pilgrims mobile phones along with the 'Hala Haj' package with competitive prices to enable them to communicate easily and conveniently with their families from
Saudi-based telecom service operator Mobily said it is granting all pilgrims in Makkah free credit to help them contact their relatives and loved ones after the deadly crane collapse that claimed 107 lives on Friday.
More than 3,500 people from Bahrain, who have planned to travel to Makkah next month to perform Haj, have been warned to abide by the new rules as part of increased security measures, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication